I. noun (plural fossae) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, ditch Date: 1733 an anatomical pit, groove, or depression II. noun Etymology: Malagasy Date: 1838 a slender lithe carnivorous mammal (Cryptoprocta ferox) of Madagascar that resembles a cat especially in having retractile claws but is usually considered a viverrid

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  • Fossa — is the Latin word for ditch or trench . It can refer to one of the following:AnatomyIn anatomical terminology, fossa has come to mean a depression or hollow, in general, in a bone. Other parts of the body may be involved, for example, the… …   Wikipedia

  • Fossa — (Cryptoprocta ferox) Systematik Ordnung: Raubtiere (Carnivora) Überfamilie …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • fossa — |ó| s. f. [Zoologia] Mamífero carnívoro viverrídeo (Cryptopracta ferox) plantígrado, endêmico da ilha de Madagascar, de cabeça pequena, orelhas redondas, corpo alongado, cauda comprida e pelagem curta, acastanhada.   ‣ Etimologia: inglês fossa,… …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • fossa — / fɔs:a/ s.f. [lat. fossa, der. di fodĕre scavare ]. 1. a. (idraul.) [scavatura del terreno, fatta lungo o attraverso i campi per lo scolo delle acque] ▶◀ canale di scolo, fossato, fosso. b. (milit.) [scavatura che circonda un castello e sim.:… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • Fossa — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda El término fossa puede referirse a: La especie Cryptoprocta ferox o fosa. El género fossa. Obtenido de Fossa Categoría: Wikipedia:Desambiguación …   Wikipedia Español

  • fossa — ● fossa nom masculin (mot malgache) Nom commun à deux mammifères carnivores viverridés de Madagascar, le cryptoprocte, grand plantigrade nocturne, et la fouche ou fossane, petite civette insectivore à longues pattes. fossa ou fouche n. m. ZOOL Le …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 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. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fossa — (lat.), 1) Graben; 2) Kanal; 3) (Anat.), eine grubenartige, bes. rinnenartige Vertiefung, meist in Knochen, doch auch in Weichgebilden, so am Oberarm die F. anterior u. F. posterior; F. cranii, am Hirnschädel, s.d.; am Oberkiefer F. maxillaris u …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Fossa — (lat.), Grube, Graben; F. axillaris, Achselhöhle; F. lacrimalis, Tränenrinne; F. temporalis, Schläfengrube; F. Sylvii, s. Gehirn …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Fossa — (lat.), Grube, Kanal, Rinne …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Fossa — Fossa, lat., Graben; in der Anatomie rinnenartige Vertiefung …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

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