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1. fossa, pit

a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)

2. fossa, genus fossa

monotypic genus of Madagascar civets closely related to palm civets

3. cryptoprocta ferox, fossa, fossa cat

largest carnivore of Madagascar; intermediate in some respects between cats and civets

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noun plural -sae (-siː)
an anatomical depression, trench, or hollow area
a large primitive catlike viverrine mammal, Cryptoprocta ferox, inhabiting the forests of Madagascar: order Carnivora (carnivores). It has thick reddish-brown fur and preys on lemurs, poultry, etc

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nounWord forms: plural ˈfossae (fɑsi ; fäsē; ˈfɑsˌaɪ ˈfɔsi ; fäsˈīˌ fôsˈē; ˈfɔsaɪ ; fôsˈī)
a cavity, pit, or small hollow

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n. pl. fos·sae (fŏsē)
A small cavity or depression, as in a bone.
A catlike carnivorous mammal (Cryptoprocta ferox) of Madagascar, having reddish-brown fur, a long tail, long whiskers, and retractile claws.

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