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fos·sa 1

 (fŏs′ə)
n. pl. fos·sae (fŏs′ē′) Anatomy
A small cavity or depression, as in a bone.

[Latin, ditch, from feminine past participle of fodere, to dig.]

fos′sate′ (fŏs′āt′) adj.

fos·sa 2

 (fŏs′ə)
n.
A catlike carnivorous mammal (Cryptoprocta ferox) of Madagascar, having reddish-brown fur, a long tail, long whiskers, and retractile claws.

[Malagasy fosa.]

fossa

(ˈfɒsə)
n, pl -sae (-siː)
(Anatomy) an anatomical depression, trench, or hollow area
[C19: from Latin: ditch, from fossus dug up, from fodere to dig up]

fossa

(ˈfɒsə)
n
(Animals) a large primitive catlike viverrine mammal, Cryptoprocta ferox, inhabiting the forests of Madagascar: order Carnivora (carnivores). It has thick reddish-brown fur and preys on lemurs, poultry, etc
[from Malagasy]

fos•sa1

(ˈfɒs ə)

n., pl. fos•sae (ˈfɒs i)
a pit, cavity, or depression, as in a bone.
[1820–30; < Latin: ditch, fosse, short for fossa (terra) dug or dug out (earth), n. use of feminine of fossus, past participle of fodere to dig]

fos•sa2

(ˈfɒs ə)

n., pl. -sas.
a large viverrid carnivore, Cryptoprocta ferox, of Madagascar. Also called fos′sa cat`.
[1830–40; < Malagasy]

fossa

A shallow depression.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fossa - a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)fossa - a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)
glenoid cavity, glenoid fossa - the concavity in the head of the scapula that receives the head of the humerus to form the shoulder joint
glenoid fossa, mandibular fossa - a deep concavity in the temporal bone at the root of the zygomatic arch that receives the condyle of the mandible
bodily cavity, cavum, cavity - (anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus within the body
epigastric fossa, pit of the stomach - a slight depression in the midline just below the sternum (where a blow can affect the solar plexus)
concave shape, concavity, incurvation, incurvature - a shape that curves or bends inward
2.Fossa - monotypic genus of Madagascar civets closely related to palm civets
mammal genus - a genus of mammals
fanaloka, Fossa fossa - civet of Madagascar
3.fossa - largest carnivore of Madagascarfossa - largest carnivore of Madagascar; intermediate in some respects between cats and civets
viverrine, viverrine mammal - small cat-like predatory mammals of warmer parts of the Old World
Translations

fos·sa

n. L. fosa, cavidad, hueco, depresión;
___ glenoid___ glenoidea;
___ interpeduncular___ interpeduncular;
___ jugular___ yugular;
___ mandibular___ mandibular;
___ nasal___ nasal;
___ navicular___ navicular.

fossa

n fosa
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The success rate is comparable with that of Hopf et al, have reported a significant experience in 17 cases of ETV in severe hydrocephalus secondary to posterior fossa tumor, with a 76% success rate in controlling hydrocephalus9.
Glenn Fossa said police detectives and patrol officers found more than six shell casings in the roadway believed to have been fired from a semi-automatic weapon near 84 Marshall St.
A bony defect was observed in the right jugular fossa.
Of these, pyriform fossa SCC is common, particularly amongst smokers.
fOSSa 2010 will welcome various European decision makers and free software organizations, such as Apache, Arduino, Debian, Eclipse, Engineering Group, Gnome, Red Hat, Ubuntu, FossBazaar, Fraunhofer Fokus, Irill, Plume and QualiPSo.
They cover, anterior cranial fossa, nasal cavity, and paranasal sinuses; the sellar, parasellar, and clival region; cerebellopontine angle and jugular fossa; petroclival and lateral skull base; open and endoscopic approaches to the sinonasal cavity and skull base; post-treatment appearance following skull base therapy; and neuroendovascular procedures for skull base neoplasia.
Tenders are invited for this request for tender by kerry county council on behalf of the fossa community and development association refers to the supply and installation of permanent deer fencing at two adjoining locations along the route of the proposed greenway located in the townlands of maulagh and lismongane, fossa on the outskirts of killarney town.
Though the name is accessory meningeal artery, it predominantly supplies the muscles, and nerves of the infratemporal fossa.
com)-- A threatened species from Madagascar just got a little less rare with the addition of two Fossa pups, born at Catoctin Wildlife Preserve June 17, 2017.
Posterior cranial fossa houses the brainstem and cerebellum.
The complete course of second branchial fistula begins near the anterior border of the SCM, tracks superiorly and laterally to the common carotid artery, passes medially between the external and internal carotid arteries, moves lateral and superior to the glossopharyngeal and hypoglossal nerves, and penetrates the middle pharyngeal constrictor muscle to open into the tonsillar fossa.
Objective: Cerebrospinal fluid leakage remains a significant cause of morbidity following posterior fossa surgery, and its treatment remains a difficult problem.