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COXA (coxae)

 Dictionary entry overview: What does coxa mean? 

COXA (noun)
  The noun COXA has 1 sense:

1. the ball-and-socket joint between the head of the femur and the acetabulum

  Familiarity information: COXA used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

COXA (noun)

Sense 1coxa [BACK TO TOP]


The ball-and-socket joint between the head of the femur and the acetabulum

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Nouns denoting body parts


articulatio coxae; coxa; hip joint; hip

Hypernyms ("coxa" is a kind of...):

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)

Meronyms (parts of "coxa"):

ischial bone; ischium; os ischii (one of the three sections of the hipbone; situated below the ilium)

Holonyms ("coxa" is a part of...):

thigh (the part of the leg between the hip and the knee)

hip; pelvic arch; pelvic girdle; pelvis (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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