Friday, February 27, 2009


coxa \ˈkäk-sə\ noun: the basal segment of a limb of various arthropods, such as insects (plural coxae \-ˌsē, -ˌsī\)

Etymology: Latin, hip

You'll have noticed a theme to the words of the past few days. Tomorrow we'll take a last look at arthropod anatomy with a visually evocative term.

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