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cox·a

 (kŏk′sə)
n. pl. cox·ae (kŏk′sē′)
1. Anatomy The hip or hip joint.
2. Zoology The first segment of the leg of an insect or other arthropod, joining the leg to the body.

[Latin, hip.]

cox′al adj.

coxa

(ˈkɒksə)
n, pl coxae (ˈkɒksiː)
1. (Anatomy) a technical name for the hipbone or hip joint
2. (Zoology) the basal segment of the leg of an insect
[C18: from Latin: hip]
ˈcoxal adj

cox•a

(ˈkɒk sə)

n., pl. cox•ae (ˈkɒk si)
1.
b. the joint of the hip.
2. the first or proximal segment of the leg of insects and other arthropods.
[1700–10; < Latin: hip]
cox′al, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coxa - the ball-and-socket joint between the head of the femur and the acetabulumcoxa - the ball-and-socket joint between the head of the femur and the acetabulum
ischial bone, ischium, os ischii - one of the three sections of the hipbone; situated below the ilium
thigh - the part of the leg between the hip and the knee
articulatio spheroidea, ball-and-socket joint, cotyloid joint, enarthrodial joint, enarthrosis, spheroid joint - a freely moving joint in which a sphere on the head of one bone fits into a rounded cavity in the other bone
pelvic arch, pelvic girdle, pelvis, hip - the structure of the vertebrate skeleton supporting the lower limbs in humans and the hind limbs or corresponding parts in other vertebrates
References in periodicals archive ?
Coxa saltans refers to a constellation of diagnoses that cause snapping of the hip and is a major cause of anterior hip pain in dancers.
The classic syndrome, termed coxa saltans interna, occurs when the iliopsoas tendon catches on the iliopectineal eminence or snaps across the femoral head with hip motion from flexion to extension.
External coxa saltans (snapping hip) treated with active release techniques(R): A case report.
Internal snapping hip, or internal coxa saltans, results from snapping of the iliopsoas tendon over prominent anterior structures, often the iliopectineal eminence.