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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
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Coxa valga was also evident on imaging, with a neck shaft angle of approximately 163[degrees] (Fig.
Frontal view of the femurs revealed enlarged acetabular cavities with rough margins, and poorly formed femoral epiphyses and widened femoral necks with coxa valga (Fig.
Of the 20 hips with secondary osteoarthritis, the etiology was trauma in 12, dysplasia of the hip in five, slipped capital femoral epiphysis in two, and coxa valga in one.