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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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Posterior extension of sternal shield projecting slightly into the gap between coxae II and III.
Bertani (2001) also reported the presence of distinct setae in Lasiodora on the upper prolateral faces of coxae I and II.
Sternum oval, with three pairs of small, oval sigilla located near coxae III, coxae II and coxae I, posterior sigilla separated from the margin approximately by their own 2.4-7.0 diameters.
The spurs on coxae I-III were typical of the corresponding sex on each side; conversely, coxa IV spur is typically male at both sides, corresponding to a single long, stout, pointed spur (Figs.
Cotesia dictyoplocae belongs to the glomeratus-subgroup of the genus Cotesia and is characterized by the following features: outer side of hind coxa glossy with fine and disperse punctations; mesonotum punctate, notauli absent; scutellum smooth; antennae about as long as body; first tergite broadening posteriorly; head, mesosoma, and metasoma black; legs reddish yellow except: coxae black, hind femora at extreme apices, apical third of tibia, and tarsi dark brown.
"For example, PGM covers the articulatio coxae and the pump is equipped on the contralateral sole.
Sixteen phenotypic variables measured included ear length, neck length, head rump length (HRL), head rump curve length (HRCL), body length (BL), sacral length (SL), body weight (BW), heart girth (HG), punch girth (PG), pelvic triangle area (PTA), withers height (WH), croup height (CH), clearance at sternum (CS), clearance at udder (CU), distance between tuber coxae bones (DTC) and distance between tuber ischii bones (DI).
Stl situated at level of anterior margin of coxae II, St2 at level of central area of coxae II, St3 at level of anterior margin of coxae III, St4 at level of central area of coxae III, St5 placed near basal edges of genital shield (Fig.
Chaetotaxy of pedal coxae: I: 5, II: 5-9, III: 16-18, IV: 60.
Other parts of mesosoma brown, ochreous brown near base of wings and near the medium and posterior coxae. Tegula and humeral plate brown.
Legs: Cylindrical, unarmed, with or without hispid tubercles; metacoxae widely separated, space between them about one-half the distance of coxae; coxae placed near lateral margin of pleurae; tibiae obsoletely sulcate; tarsi with basal segment subequal to second and third segments taken together.