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Meaning of fossa

fos•sa

Pronunciation: (fos'u), [key]
— pl. fos•sae
  1. a pit, cavity, or depression, as in a bone.

fos•sa

Pronunciation: (fos'u), [key]
— n.
  1. a forest-dwelling genetlike mammal, Cryptoprocta ferox, of the civet family, native to Madagascar, with a short coat of white, black, gray, or brown: now rare. Also called
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