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[fos-ee] /ˌfɒs i/
Dian [dahy-an] /daɪˈæn/ (Show IPA), 1932–85, U.S. zoologist: expert on great apes. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Fossey was killed, De Blois severely wounded in the head and leg.

    Dixmude Charles Le Goffic
  • Fossey speaks of one worm-eaten beam, but probably obtained his information from Humboldt.

  • Fossey gave the same order; the two sections sprang out of their temporary trenches under a hail of bullets.

    Dixmude Charles Le Goffic
Fossey in Science
American zoologist who conducted extensive studies of mountain gorillas in Rwanda, Africa. Her research brought about a new understanding of the gorilla's behavior and habitat and supported conservation efforts in Africa.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
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