Definitions for: Fossa


[n] largest carnivore of Madagascar; intermediate in some respects between cats and civets
[n] monotypic genus of Madagascar civets closely related to palm civets
[n] a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)



Webster (1913) Definition: Fos"sa, n.; pl. Foss[AE]. [L., a ditch. See Fosse.]
(Anat.)
A pit, groove, cavity, or depression, of greater or less
depth; as, the temporal fossa on the side of the skull; the
nasal foss[ae] containing the nostrils in most birds.

Synonyms: Cryptoprocta ferox, fossa cat, genus Fossa, pit

See Also: bodily cavity, cavity, cavum, concave shape, concavity, epigastric fossa, family Viverridae, family Viverrinae, fanaloka, Fossa fossa, glenoid cavity, glenoid fossa, incurvation, incurvature, mammal genus, mandibular fossa, pit of the stomach, Viverridae, Viverrinae, viverrine, viverrine mammal

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