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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.


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


(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.
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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Ventral: Base of coxal fields of legs I and II are finely verrucose (Fig.
Maxillule with well-developed arthrite bearing four distal multicuspidate spines and three pinnate setae, and one surface seta; coxal endite, basis, exopod and endopod fused, with seven setae in all.
All individuals were measured (height of the fourth coxal plate) using a Nikon ZMZ1500 dissecting microscope (Nikon, Tokyo, Japan) and LUCIA G ver.
En la TABLA I se describe la distribucion de los animales estudiados segun el sexo, edad y ubicacion de las lesiones, siendo las partes distales de los miembros 35% (7/20) las de mayor porcentaje, seguido de la cabeza 25% (5/20), region genital 20% (4/20), tuberosidad coxal 5% (1/20), region sacra 5% (1/20), articulacion del encuentro 5% (1/20) y abdomen ventral 5% (1/20) respectivamente.
glutea, cubrio a la articulacion coxal y se inserto en craneal del trocanter mayor.
Legs (Tables I, III; Figures IIA, B) with coxal sutures obscure; ventral spinules (combs) present on protarsi and protibiae, vestigial distally on meso- and metatarsi and tibiae; trochanter, 1TR (proximal region) with 2-3 sensilla, 2TR (distal region) with four sensilla, apparent homologues of [TR.
Coxal plates well-developed on pereomeres 1-4, those of first two pairs reflexed medially over dorsal surfaces of pereomeres (Fig.
El sexo de los individuos fue estimado usando el metodo de Walrath y colaboradores (2004) para craneo y de Buikstra y Ubelaker (1994) para coxal.
The thread-legged bugs constitute a group of reduviids with a long and slender body, the fore coxal cavities opening anteriorly, with lateral campaniform sensilla on the fore tibia; and without ocelli (Weirauch, 2008).
INTRODUCTION: The use of coxal elements for age & sex diagnosis from the skeleton is the primary & most widespread way of bringing us closer to the identity of dead individuals in archeological & certain forensic scenarios.
3e): endito coxal provisto de seis setas en el borde distal y dos mas largas y curvadas en el extremo ventral.