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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.
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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
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(ˈkɒk sə)

n., pl. cox•ae (ˈkɒk si)
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.
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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
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These include striking short trunk dwarfism, odontoid hypoplasia, pectus carinatum, kyphosis, gibbus, scoliosis, genu valgum, coxa valga, flaring of the lower ribs, hypermobile joints, and abnormal gait with a tendency to fall.
The radiologist's report included general increase in bone density, craniofacial disproportion, open fontanels, wormian bones, hypoplasia of clavicle, hypoplastic distal phalanges with absence of distal tufts, mild coxa valga deformity (a deformity of the hip where the angle formed between the head and neck of the femur and its shaft is increased, usually above 135[degrees]) (Figure 3), and spondylosis of L4.
Muller, "Die Entstehung von Coxa valga durch Epiphysenverschiebung," Beitrage Zur Klinischen Chirurgie, vol.
Radiograph of pelvis with both hip joints in anteroposterior view showed widening of pubic symphysis, bilateral shallow acetabulum, abnormal contour of bilateral femoral head with increased neck shaft angle (coxa valga deformity), enlarged and elongated bilateral greater trochanter, superolateral migration of bilateral femoral head overlying adjacent to iliac bones, and slender proximal femoral shafts (Figure 5(a)).
Interlocking nails have complications in children like avascular necrosis of femoral head and coxa valga. Ender nails and rush nails are the other alternative fixation for paediatric fracture shaft femur has poor rotational stability.
(13) In cases of altered femoral neck geometry, the joint load orientation becomes more vertical with coxa valga and more horizontal in coxa vara.
Given that paralysis due to poliomyelitis usually occurs before the age of five (William and Warner 2003b; World Health Organization), the growth of the proximal femur is frequently abnormal, leading to coxa valga, persistent femoral anteversion and other deformities (Morrissy and Weinstein 2006; William and Warner 2003b).
Coxa valga was also evident on imaging, with a neck shaft angle of approximately 163[degrees] (Fig.