Coxa
n., pl Coxae

Anatomy - The hip or hip joint.
Zoology - The first segment of the leg of an insect or other arthropod, joining the leg to the body.

{Latin hip}

Coxal adj.

Cox"a (k?ks"?), n. [L., the hip.] Zool.

The first joint of the leg of an insect or crustacean.

 

© Webster 1913.

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