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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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It is also seen ventromedially to the temporal fossa the tubercle T being protruding in C.
These preoperative MRI (axial and coronal) scans from a 46-year-old nonsmoking Caucasian man who had complaints of swelling in the temporal region (patient 1) show an 18 x 15 x 22-mm tumor involving left temporal fossa.
For radiological examinations, computed tomography (CT) scans showed a suborbicular lesion with heterogeneously hyperdense signal at the left temporal fossa. Stripe-shaped compact bone density was seen at the center of the lesion.
Recurrent inverted papilloma with intracranial and temporal fossa involvement: A case report and review of the iterature.
Chaturvedi, "Recurrent ameloblastoma in temporal fossa: a diagnostic dilemma," Contemporary Clinical Dentistry, vol.
The accessory meningeal artery can be identified as the arterial pedicle responsible for blood supply to meningiomas of the temporal fossa and possibly even to tumors of the trigeminal ganglion and can be demonstrated radiologically (Dilenge & Geraud, 1976).
Nasal Cavity 19 Nasopharynx 23 Extra-nasopharyngeal extension with multiple sinus involvement combination: Sphenoid 19 Ethmoid 9 Maxillary antrum 7 Pterygopalatine fossa 10 Infra-temporal fossa 6 Cheek and temporal fossa 3 Orbit 1 Intracranial extension 3 Table 8.
The temporal fossa is longer than wide in all Sclerurus species, being shallow in S.
In elephants, temporal glands are located beneath the skin midway between the lateral canthus of eye and external auditory canal in temporal fossa on either side of face (Fernando et al., 1963; Estes and Buss 1976).
In addition, mass lesions showing heterogeneous enhancement were present in both temporal fossa (Figure 3).
A 22-year-old male sustained a penetrating trauma to his left temporal fossa with needle nose pliers.
In such cases most of the time odontogenic microorganisms,6 infections in the paranasal sinuses or pharynx are involved.14 The maxillary antrum, paranasal sinuses, Infra temporal fossa, pharynx, peri-orbital fat and muscles were found to be normal on examination in our patient.