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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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Palaemon adspersus is an omnivorous species of caridean shrimp with a reduced maxilla 2 that lacks the coxal endite (Boas, 1880).
moubata, expanding on the work of Dutton and Todd, and demonstrated spirochetes in numerous tick tissues including the midgut, synganglion (central ganglion), malphigian tubules, salivary glands, ovaries, and coxal organs.
1A); lateral carina extending about half the distance from base toward coxal cavity; basal lobe without median line; prosternal process not visibly separating coxae for their entire length.
Osteoartritis (OA) en el esqueleto apendicular II: miembro inferior por individuo (CA: Coxal acetabulo; FEP: Femur epifisis proximal; FED: Femur epifisis distal; TP: Tibia epifisis proximal; TD: Tibia epifisis distal; PA: Patella superficie articular; FID: Fibula epifisis distal; TA: Talus superficie articular proximal; NA: Numero de superficies articulares; NP: Zona o hueso no presente; NR: No es posible registrar).
Endites dark yellow-brown with black mottling, white at distinct serrula and maxillar hair tuft; labium yellow-brown, white distally, trapezoidal with slightly concave distal margin; sternum shield-shaped, rebordered, orange-brown with black mottling, with scattered long erect and short straight setae and white feathery setae; intercoxal sclerites present between all coxal pairs; precoxal triangles present; pleural bars isolated.
Pronotum subquadrate with anterior angles rounded, dorsum slightly convex, surface even, median lobe slightly impressed medially, posterior angles slightly acute, lateral margin acute, carinate posteriorly to the middle, ampliate in the middle, obsolete anteriorly; cervical sulcus moderately deep, extending from near coxal cavity to about 0.66 to 0.76 distance to pronotal midline; pronotal disk microfoveolate; propleura glabrous and finely striate; prosternum acute at apex, separating the procoxae for about one half their length.
He was also described sexual dimorphism in the coxal articular surface of the acroiliac joint in subadults, the authors of the method reported correctly classified 74.1% of individuals analyzed (Mittler & Sheridan, 1992).
After 1.25 h, several drops of hemolymph were removed from the coxal joints, and gonads together with some digestive tissues were dissected.