Fossa (anatomy)

Fossa
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Identifiers
Latinfossa
TA98A02.0.00.034
FMA45791
Anatomical terminology

In anatomy, a fossa (/ˈfɒsə/; pl.: fossae (/ˈfɒsiː/ or /ˈfɒsaɪ/); from Latin fossa, "ditch" or "trench") is a depression or hollow usually in a bone, such as the hypophyseal fossa (the depression in the sphenoid bone). Some examples include:

In the skull:

In the mandible:

In the torso:

In the upper limb:

In the lower limb:

See also


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