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 [kok´sah] (L.)
1. hip.
coxa pla´na flattening of the head of the femur resulting from osteochondrosis of its epiphysis.
coxa val€´ga deformity of the hip joint with increase in the angle of inclination between the neck and shaft of the femur.
coxa va´ra deformity of the hip joint with decrease in the angle of inclination between the neck and shaft of the femur.
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1. The lateral prominence of the pelvis, extending from the waist to the thigh and formed by the iliac crest, the greater trochanter of the femur, and associated soft tissues. Synonym(s): coxa (1)
2. Synonym(s): hip bone
3. Synonym(s): hip joint
4. Less precisely, the proximal parts of the femur, including the head, neck, and greater and lesser trochanters. It is this sense that is meant in the common phrases "hip fracture" and "hip nailing." [anat. usage note to avoid ambiguity it may be advisable to add a specifying word (hip joint, hip region) or to avoid hip altogether (femoral neck fracture).]
[A.S. hype]
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n. pl. coxae (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.

cox′al adj.
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hip bone

(hip bōn) [TA]
A large flat bone formed by the fusion of the ilium, ischium, and pubis (in the adult), constituting the lateral half of the pelvis; it articulates with its fellow anteriorly, with the sacrum posteriorly, and with the femur laterally.
Synonym(s): coxa (1) , innominate bone, os coxa.

hip joint

(hip joynt) [TA]
The ball-and-socket synovial joint between the head of the femur and the acetabulum.
Synonym(s): coxa (2) .
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The hip or hip joint.
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the basal segment of the leg of an insect.
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We treated the presence/absence of setae on the legs (coxae and trochanters) as a whole, without distinction between the legs or palps and the surfaces (prolateral and retrolateral), considering that the repetition of the structures (cuticular setae) is a case of serial homology, and that scoring the presence of such setae on different legs as distinct characters would be misleading.
Sternum (Figure 6b), length 4.83, width 4.06, with three pairs of oval sternal sigilla located near coxae III (0.247, 0.586 from the edge of sternum), coxae II (0.216, 0.345 from the edge of sternum) and near coxae I (0.213, 0.320 from the edge of sternum).
Distance between tuber coxae bones, neck length, body length, croup height, body weight and age were the next important factors for multiple litter size during pregnancy.
10 Coxae-IV much larger than other coxae, without anterior plates or shield ............
Scutum with granule lateral rows; areas I-III and V with a paramedian pair of spines on each, stronger on areas III and V; area IV with a pair of wide separated granules and area V with additional pairs of lateral and marginal spines; free tergites with a spine row on each; coxae IV with 2-3 denticles.
From his f igure 8 it seems more likely that these structures deliver the food to the coxae of Mx1, Mx2, and Mxp1, which control ingestion.
Coxae: pedipalpal coxa with 5 setae (including 2 on manducatory process), distal marginal seta of the disk (dps) 0.125-0.130 mm long, areolar insertions of disk setae dps-mps-lps forminga51-54[degrees] angle (Fig.
Sternum (Figure 6), length 4.47, width 4.27, three pairs of sternal sigilla located near coxae III (oval 0.221, 0.78 from the edge of sternum), coxae II (oval 0.156, 0.65 from the edge of sternum) and near coxae I.
Rostrum length from the KSA specimens reached between the mid- and hind coxae, but Wilson (1908) in original description indicated that the rostrum barely reached the hind coxae (Table II).
Legs mainly brownish yellow except mid and hind coxae are blackish, all trochanters brown, extreme tips of all tibiae brown, and tarsomeres 3-5 brown to dark brown onward.
Dorsal shield without sculptured pattern, only some oval pits at level of coxae IV.