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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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The radically different morphologies of the endopodite and coxal and basal endites facilitate the plasticity of functions that this appendage is capable of performing.
Sometimes the apex of the prosternal process may be widened behind the front coxae to form part of a posterior closure of the coxal cavities.
Coxal chaetotaxy: [male] (WM 3067.03001), 4: 4: 5: 6; [female] (WM 3067.03003), 4: 5: 5: 6; pedipalpal coxa with 2 apical setae, apex somewhat pointed.
Metasternum between middle coxae finely, shallowly punctuate near coxal margins ...
Solitary bright yellow coxal exocrine glands were found at the base of each thoracic leg (Fig.
A regua fixa foi disposta sobre uma linha imaginaria unindo a tuberosidade coxal a tuberosidade isquiatica e a regua movel foi posicionada sobre o eixo longo do femur.
The hemolymph was drawn from the coxal joint into an Eppendorff Pipetman containing a few milligrams of phenoloxidase inhibitor (phenylthiourea) to prevent tanning or darkening and then diluted 5 times with 0.7% saline solution.
Dois caes permaneceram com estreitamento pelvico discreto, detectado ao exame radiografico posoperatorio, ocasionado pela sobreposicao de uma fratura no corpo do isquio ispsilateral a fratura do ilio (Figura 1 - F), que impediu o alinhamento do segmento caudal do coxal. Para evitar esse inconveniente, acredita-se que a tracao caudal da asa do isquio concomitante a tracao lateral do trocanter maior permitira alinhar corretamente o coxal.
As caracteristicas medidas foram: o perimetro toracico (pt = perimetro imediatamente caudal a escapula passando pelo esterno e pelos processos espinhais das vertebras toracicas), comprimento corporal (cc = linha reta entre a articulacao escapuloumeral e a tuberosidade coxal do ilio), comprimento da garupa (cg= linha reta entre a tuberosidade coxal do ilio e a tuberosidade isquiatica) e altura da garupa (ag=distancia entre o solo e a tuberosidade sacral do ilio com os animais em superficie plana).
Oligoxystre argentinense lacks labial cuspules, on coxal cuspules the interdistance between two ridges was 1.2 [micro]m.