\fˈɒsə], \fˈɒsə], \f_ˈɒ_s_ə]\
Definitions of FOSSA
- 2006 - WordNet 3.0
- 2011 - English Dictionary Database
- 1920 - A practical medical dictionary.
- 1898 - Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today.
- 1920 - A dictionary of scientific terms.
- 1846 - Medical lexicon: a dictionary of medical science
- 1898 - American pocket medical dictionary
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By Princeton University
By DataStellar Co., Ltd
1. A depression usually more or less longitudinal in shape, below the level of the surface of a part. 2. In dentistry, the concave lingual surface of an incisor or canine tooth, or the depression in the grinding (occlusal) surface of a premolar or molar.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D.
A cavity of greater or less depth, the entrance to which is always larger than the base. The fossae of bones have been called simple, when they belong to one bone only, as the parietal fossae; and compound, (F.) Fosses composees, when several concur in their formation, as the orbitar fossae, temporal fossa, &c.
By Robley Dunglison
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