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Fossa vs. Foramen

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Fossanoun

(anatomy) A pit, groove, cavity, or depression.

Foramennoun

(skeleton) An opening, an orifice, or a short passage, especially in a bone.

β€˜The skull contains a number of foramina through which arteries, veins, nerves, and other structures enter and exit.’;

Fossanoun

(geology) A long, narrow, shallow depression on the body of an extraterrestrial body, such as a planet or moon.

Foramennoun

A small opening, perforation, or orifice; a fenestra.

Fossanoun

A carnivorous mammal endemic to Madagascar, Cryptoprocta ferox.

Foramennoun

a natural opening or perforation through a bone or a membranous structure

Fossanoun

A pit, groove, cavity, or depression, of greater or less depth; as, the temporal fossa on the side of the skull; the nasal fossæ containing the nostrils in most birds.

Foramen

In anatomy and osteology, a foramen (; plural foramina, or foramens ) is an open hole that is present in extant or extinct amniotes. Foramina inside the body of animals typically allow muscles, nerves, arteries, veins, or other structures to connect one part of the body with another.

Fossanoun

a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)

Fossanoun

monotypic genus of Madagascar civets closely related to palm civets

Fossanoun

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

Fossanoun

a shallow depression or hollow.

Fossanoun

a large nocturnal reddish-brown catlike mammal of the civet family, found in the rainforests of Madagascar.

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