Fossa meaning

fŏs'ə
A small cavity or depression, as in a bone.
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A catlike carnivorous mammal (Cryptoprocta ferox) of Madagascar, having reddish-brown fur, a long tail, long whiskers, and retractile claws.
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A cavity, pit, or small hollow.
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A small cavity or depression, as in a bone.
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(anatomy) A pit, groove, cavity, or depression, of greater or less depth.
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(geology) A long, narrow, shallow depression on the body of an extraterrestrial body, such as a planet or moon.
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A carnivorous mammal endemic to Madagascar, Cryptoprocta ferox.
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Origin of fossa

  • Latin ditch from feminine past participle of fodere to dig
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Malagasy fosa
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin fossa (“ditch”).
    From Wiktionary