[ UK /fˈɒsɐ/ ]
  1. monotypic genus of Madagascar civets closely related to palm civets
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  • The anterior compartment is thoroughly evaluated for loose bodies; evidence of chondral damage to the coronoid process, capitellum, or radial head; or osteophyte formation in the coronoid fossa.
  • It fills the concavity of the retina, and is hollowed in front, forming a deep concavity, the hyaloid fossa, for the reception of the lens. X. The Organs of the Senses and the Common Integument. 1c. 2. The Refracting Media
  • It presents a large, smooth, concave surface, called the iliac fossa, which gives origin to the Iliacus and is perforated at its inner part by a nutrient canal; and below this a smooth, rounded border, the arcuate line, which runs downward, forward, and medialward. II. Osteology. 6c. The Bones of the Lower Extremity. 1. The Hip Bone
  • Superior to the trochlea is another anterior depression called the coronoid fossa which receives part of the ulna when flexed.
  • A slim PICC disappears into me just below the antecubital fossa, and my whole lower arm is wrapped in a white mesh glove that looks almost like lace, and would have been cool back in 1983, when I was negative two. The Worst Years of Your Life
  • The jaw is deepest in the adductor fossa region and shallow anteriorly as a result of a pronounced medially-directed twist of the ventral margin such that the splenial is exposed ventrally and mesially.
  • The thing was a complex mess of bony laminae and concavities (termed fossae), few of which were symmetrical when you compared the two sides. ‘Angloposeidon’, the unreported story, part I
  • The Auricular Branch (ramus auricularis; nerve of Arnold) arises from the jugular ganglion, and is joined soon after its origin by a filament from the petrous ganglion of the glossopharyngeal; it passes behind the internal jugular vein, and enters the mastoid canaliculus on the lateral wall of the jugular fossa. IX. Neurology. 5j. The Vagus Nerve
  • Fossa - ae: = fossula; q.v. Fossoria: burrowers: in Orthoptera, the mole crickets and allies; in Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
  • The temporalis, located in the temporal fossa of the skull, opens and closes the jaw, as does the masseter. Muscles Part 2
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