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coxa

play
noun, \ˈkäk-sə\

Definition of coxa

plural coxae play \-ˌsē, -ˌsī\

  1. :  the basal segment of a limb of various arthropods (as an insect)

coxal play \-səl\ adjective


Origin of coxa

Latin, hip; akin to Old High German hāhsina hock, Sanskrit kakṣa armpit


First Known Use: 1826


Medical Dictionary

coxa

play
noun \ˈkäk-sə\

Medical Definition of coxa

plural coxae \-ˌsē, -ˌsī\play




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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "coxa"


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