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Fossa is the Latin word for ditch or trench. More specifically, it can refer to one of the following: Latin was the language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ...

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Anatomy

In anatomical terminology, fossa has come to mean a depression or hollow, typically in a bone. Other parts of the body may be involved, for example the antecubital fossa. Some examples include: Also known as simply the cubital fossa. ...

Also known as simply the cubital fossa. ... The fossa navicularis is the enlargement of the distal penile urethra just proximal to the urethral meatus. ... The floor of the anterior fossa is formed by the orbital plates of the frontal, the cribriform plate of the ethmoid, and the small wings and front part of the body of the sphenoid; it is limited behind by the posterior borders of the small wings of the sphenoid and... The middle fossa, deeper than the anterior cranial fossa, is narrow in the middle, and wide at the sides of the skull. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... In the temporal bone, behind the openings for the carotid canal and the aquæductus cochleæ is a deep depression, the jugular fossa, of variable depth and size in different skulls; it lodges the bulb of the internal jugular vein. ... Found in the right atrium of the heart, the fossa ovalis is an embryonic remnant of the foramen ovale, which normally closes shortly after birth. ... For the structure in the heart, see Fossa ovalis. ... The internal surface of the ala is bounded above by the crest, below, by the arcuate line; in front and behind, by the anterior and posterior borders. ... The popliteal fossa is a space or shallow depression located at the back of the knee-joint. ... The Supraclavicular fossa is an indentation (fossa) immediately above the clavicle. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... The temporal bones (os temporales) are situated at the sides and base of the skull. ... The temporomandibular joint (From the Latin for too much jaw) is a diarthrodial joint that connects the condyle of the mandible (lower jaw) to the temporal bone at the side of a skull. ... Left scapula - front view () Left scapula - rear view () In anatomy, the scapula, or shoulder blade, is the bone that connects the humerus (arm bone) with the clavicle (collar bone). ... The supraspinatous fossa (supraspinatus fossa, supraspinous fossa) of the scapula, smaller than the infraspinatous fossa, is concave, smooth, and broader at its vertebral than at its humeral end; its medial two-thirds give origin to the Supraspinatus. ... The infraspinatous fossa (infraspinatus fossa, infraspinous fossa) of the scapula is much larger than the supraspinatous fossa; toward its vertebral margin a shallow concavity is seen at its upper part; its center presents a prominent convexity, while near the axillary border is a deep groove which runs from the upper... Left scapula - front view () Left scapula - rear view () In anatomy, the scapula, or shoulder blade, is the bone that connects the humerus (arm bone) with the clavicle (collar bone). ... In anatomy, a foramen is any opening. ...

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La Fossa is one of the earlier rap groups from Italy and one of the first from the Island of Sardinia (Sardegna). ...

Geology

External resources Fossae on Mars Fossae on Venus Fossae on the Moon Fossae on Enceladus Fossae on Ganymede Categories: Stub ...

Geography

Fossa is a comune and town in the Province of LAquila in the Abruzzo region of Italy Abruzzo · Communes of the province of LAquila Categories: | ... City centre. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Statistics Province: Munster County Town: Tralee Code: KY Area: 4,746 km² Population (2006) 139,616 Website: www. ...

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