noun, plural fos·sae [fos-ee] /ˈfɒs i/. Anatomy.
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The ridge extends anteriorly and curves slightly in a dorsal direction and meets the Meckelian fossa.The Adductor Muscles of the Jaw In Some Primitive Reptiles|Richard C. Fox
The mental foramen lies immediately anterior, or anteroventral, to the fossa.
Its development, enormous in the carnivora, is such that the muscle projects beyond its fossa.Artistic Anatomy of Animals|douard Cuyer
There was already a perceptible fulness, with dulness on percussion, in the fossa, and some febrile excitement.
Mesally the projection of the fourth portion of the duodenum bounds the fossa.The Anatomy of the Human Peritoneum and Abdominal Cavity|George. S. Huntington