coxa

noun \ ˈkäk-sə \

Definition of coxa

plural coxae play \ˈkäk-ˌsē, -ˌsī\
: the basal segment of a limb of various arthropods (such as an insect)

coxal

play \ˈkäk-səl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of coxa

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


Medical Dictionary

coxa

noun \ ˈkäk-sə \

medical Definition of coxa

plural coxae play \-ˌsē, -ˌsī\

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