Synonyms
Etymology

1. fossa

noun. a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression).

Synonyms

  • pit of the stomach
  • concavity
  • glenoid cavity
  • concave shape
  • epigastric fossa
  • cavity
  • incurvature
  • incurvation
  • glenoid fossa
  • cavum
  • bodily cavity
  • mandibular fossa

Etymology

  • fossa (Latin)
  • fodio (Latin)

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2. fossa

noun. largest carnivore of Madagascar; intermediate in some respects between cats and civets.

Synonyms

  • viverrine
  • viverrine mammal
  • Cryptoprocta ferox

Etymology

  • fossa (Latin)
  • fodio (Latin)

3. Fossa

noun. monotypic genus of Madagascar civets closely related to palm civets.

Synonyms

  • Viverrinae
  • family Viverrinae
  • family Viverridae
  • mammal genus
  • Viverridae
  • Fossa fossa
  • fanaloka

Sentences with fossa


1. Noun, singular or mass
The antecubital fossa is the area of the arm near the elbow.

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