\fəsˈɛt], \fəsˈɛt], \f_ə_s_ˈɛ_t]\
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By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By William R. Warner
By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D.
Diminutive of fossa. Scrobiculus. Bothrion. Several depressions are so called. A dimpled chin, Fossette du menton, consists in a slight depression, which certain persons have on the chin. 2. A dimple of the cheek, (F.) Fossette des joues, a depression which occurs on the cheeks of certain persons when they laugh. Scrobiculus cordis, Anticardion, Praecordium, (F.) Fossette du coeur: The depression observed on a level with the xiphoid cartilage at the anterior and inferior part of the chest. It is, also, called pit of the stomach, (F.) Creux de Iestomac.
By Robley Dunglison