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Definition 1: monotypic genus of Madagascar civets closely related to palm civets - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for fossa in the sense of this definition

(fossa is a kind of ...) a genus of mammals

(fossa is a member of ...) civet of Madagascar

(... is a member of fossa) genets; civets; mongooses

Definition 2: largest carnivore of Madagascar; intermediate in some respects between cats and civets - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for fossa in the sense of this definition

(fossa is a kind of ...) small cat-like predatory mammals of warmer parts of the Old World

Definition 3: a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression) - [noun denoting shape]

Synonyms for fossa in the sense of this definition

(fossa is a kind of ...) (anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus within the body

(fossa is a kind of ...) a shape that curves or bends inward

(... is a kind of fossa ) the concavity in the head of the scapula that receives the head of the humerus to form the shoulder joint

(... is a kind of fossa ) a deep concavity in the temporal bone at the root of the zygomatic arch that receives the condyle of the mandible

(... is a kind of fossa ) a slight depression in the midline just below the sternum (where a blow can affect the solar plexus)

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