[kok-suh] /ˈkɒk sə/

noun, plural coxae
[kok-see] /ˈkɒk si/ (Show IPA)

Zoology. the first or proximal segment of the leg of insects and other arthropods.
noun (pl) coxae (ˈkɒksiː)
a technical name for the hipbone or hip joint
the basal segment of the leg of an insect

coxa cox·a (kŏk’sə)
n. pl. cox·ae (kŏk’sē’)


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