One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The large, irregularly shaped bone of the pelvic girdle consisting of the fused ilium, ischium, and pubis; the hip bone.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Alexander Read (1586?–1641). From post-classical Latin os coxae from classical Latin os + coxae, genitive of coxa.
os coxae/ˌɒs ˈkɒksiː/
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