coxa

noun
\ ˈkäk-sə How to pronounce coxa (audio) \
plural coxae\ ˈkäk-​ˌsē How to pronounce coxa (audio) , -​ˌsī \

Definition of coxa

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

Other Words from coxa

coxal \ ˈkäk-​səl How to pronounce coxa (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of coxa

1826, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for coxa

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

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“Coxa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coxa. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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coxa

noun
\ ˈkäk-sə How to pronounce coxa (audio) \
plural coxae\ -​ˌsē, -​ˌsī How to pronounce coxa (audio) \

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