fossa

fossa
1) Fossil. Arkansas pronunciation.
Unknown cattle rancher: If animals weren't made to be eaten, why are they made out of meat? 20020710, Neal Boortz Show.

Not only do they have diamonds at Murfrrrsboro, they also have fossas.

2) Synonymous with the noun ditch, derived from Latin (1st declension).

That drunken idiot? He fell in that fossa there and broke his arm.


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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 [2] — Fossa, s. Schleichkatzen …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

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