coxa

Definitions:

  • The hip or hip joint.
  • The first segment of the leg of an insect or other arthropod, joining the leg to the body.
  • The femur or thigh-bone.
  • In <em>anatomy</em>: The hipbone, os coxæ or os innominatum.
  • The hip-joint.
  • In <em>entomology</em>, the first or basal joint (sometimes called the hip) of an insect's leg, by which it is articulated to the body.
  • The basal joint of the leg of a spider or a crustacean; a coxopodite (which see).
  • The first joint of the leg of an insect or crustacean.
  • The <xref>basal</xref> <xref>segment</xref> of a <xref>limb</xref> of <xref>various</xref> arthropods (insects and spiders, for example).
  • the ball-and-socket joint between the head of the femur and the acetabulum
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