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fossa


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fossa  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fossa 
  n  1:  a  concavity  in  a  surface  (especially  an  anatomical 
  depression)  [syn:  {pit}] 
  2:  monotypic  genus  of  Madagascar  civets  closely  related  to  palm 
  civets  [syn:  {Fossa},  {genus  Fossa}] 
  3:  largest  carnivore  of  Madagascar;  intermediate  in  some 
  respects  between  cats  and  civets  [syn:  {fossa  cat},  {Cryptoprocta 
  ferox}] 




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