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Noun: fossa (fossae)  fó-su
  1. A concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)
    - pit
  2. Largest carnivore of Madagascar; intermediate in some respects between cats and civets
    - fossa cat, Cryptoprocta ferox
Noun: Fossa
  1. Monotypic genus of Madagascar civets closely related to palm civets
    - genus Fossa

Derived forms: fossae

Type of: bodily cavity, cavity, cavum, concave shape, concavity, incurvation, incurvature, mammal genus, viverrine, viverrine mammal

Part of: family Viverridae, family Viverrinae, Viverridae, Viverrinae

Encyclopedia: Fossa, County Kerry