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fos·sa 1

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

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

[Malagasy fosa.]
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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]


(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]
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(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]


(ˈfɒs ə)

n., pl. -sas.
a large viverrid carnivore, Cryptoprocta ferox, of Madagascar. Also called fos′sa cat`.
[1830–40; < Malagasy]
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A shallow depression.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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
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n. L. fosa, cavidad, hueco, depresión;
___ glenoid___ glenoidea;
___ interpeduncular___ interpeduncular;
___ jugular___ yugular;
___ mandibular___ mandibular;
___ nasal___ nasal;
___ navicular___ navicular.
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n fosa
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[2] We report a case of leiomyoma that developed on antecubital fossa with an unusual onset.
He felt a "pop" at the time of injury with subsequent pain in the antecubital fossa and weakness upon attempted biceps curling.
In stage I, end to side Brachiobasilic fistula is fashioned at antecubital fossa then after four weeks stage II is performed through a long skin incision, incising the fascia over the vein and ligating its branches and bringing the basilic vein under the mobilized flap of arm skin but after superficialization the vein is notorious to fall underneath the long incision scar rendering the cannulation difficult for HD nurses.
Veins in the antecubital fossa, located just below the elbow crease, are preferred; however, these veins may not be accessible because of intravenous fluid administration, frequent injections in the past, or surgery involving the lymphatic system.
All healthcare staff who avoid placing the IV catheter in the antecubital fossa believing that they are decreasing the probability of an obstruction of the infusion when the patient bends their arm and draw blood thru it run the increased risk of hemolysis.
A 39-year-old Thai male patient presented with progressive pain and swelling of seven-month duration over the antecubital fossa of the right elbow.
She was afebrile on presentation, but nodularity was appreciated at the left antecubital fossa and she had lower back tenderness to palpation.
Mondor's disease was initially identified in the thoracoabdominal wall; however literature describes several other anatomic locations including axilla, breast, and antecubital fossa. This case details what appears to be a very rare result of penile trauma.
Given that the anatomy of veins, including venous valves and branches, likely changes from the peripheral hand to the antecubital fossa, PIVC placement location may also affect PIVC function.
Friedman, citing a 2012 study showing that in four healthy volunteers the microbiota from swabs at four sites (antecubital fossa, back, nare, and plantar heel) varied widely both in diversity and composition (Genome Res.
In particular, one treatment offered by Aegle's chief doctor involves applying a form of topical hormone cream to certain parts of the male anatomy (the antecubital fossa or the crook of the elbows, the space behind the knees, and the area behind the scrotum ...
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