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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 ?
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.