coxa

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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 and Etymology of coxa

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


First Known Use: 1826


Medical Dictionary

coxa

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noun \ˈkäk-sə\

Medical Definition of coxa

plural

coxae

\-ˌsē, -ˌsī\play

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