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.