1. [ noun ] (biology,zoology) monotypic genus of Madagascar civets closely related to palm civets
Synonyms: genus_Fossa
Related terms: mammal_genus Viverridae fanaloka
2. [ noun ] (anatomy,zoology) a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)
Synonyms: pit
Related terms: concavity cavity pit_of_the_stomach glenoid_fossa glenoid_fossa
3. [ noun ] (zoology) largest carnivore of Madagascar; intermediate in some respects between cats and civets
Synonyms: Cryptoprocta_ferox fossa_cat
Related terms: viverrine
Similar spelling:   Foss