from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Anatomy The hip or hip joint.
- n. Zoology The first segment of the leg of an insect or other arthropod, joining the leg to the body.
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- n. The basal segment of a limb of various arthropods (insects and spiders, for example).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The first joint of the leg of an insect or crustacean.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The femur or thigh-bone.
- n. In anatomy: The hipbone, os coxæ or os innominatum.
- n. The hip-joint.
- n. In entomology, the first or basal joint (sometimes called the hip) of an insect's leg, by which it is articulated to the body.
- n. The basal joint of the leg of a spider or a crustacean; a coxopodite (which see).
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- n. the ball-and-socket joint between the head of the femur and the acetabulum
MH1 has a good specimen of the os coxa bone, more commonly known as “the hip bone”, which is, funnily enough, the “relevant hip bone” for diagnosing locomotion.
He devised a new treatment for «pes varus» and published a well-illustrated work on phosphorus necrosis and another on coxa vara.
Nerinaeum: a ventral thoracic sclerite between the metasternum and posterior coxa in some Coleoptera.
Metinfraepisternum: in Odonata; the sclerite just above base of 3d coxa; below metepisternum and before metepimeron.
Humeral suture: in Odonata, runs from just in front the base of the fore-wing to the edge of the median coxa, separating the mesepisternum from the mesepimeron.
Hips: the coxa; q.v. Hirsute: clothed with long, strong hair; shaggy.
Flocculus - i: a hairy or bristly appendage on the posterior coxa of some Hymenoptera.
Femur - ora: the thigh: usually the stoutest segment of the leg, articulated to the body through trochanter and coxa and bearing the tibia at its distal end: in Coccidae and quite commonly, the femur and trochanter are considered as one, for measuring purposes.
Omia: the shoulders: the lateral anterior angles of an agglutinated thorax, when they are distinct: = see umbone: in Coleoptera; a corneous sclerite to which the muscles of the anterior coxa are attached; also the lateral margin of the prothorax; also the lateral margin of the scutellum in Carabids and Dytiscids.
Mesinfraepisternum: a sclerite formed between propleuron, mesepisternum, mesepimeron and second coxa.