In anatomy, a fossa (; plural fossae ( or ); from the 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 Torso:
In the Upper Limb:
In the Lower Limb:
- ^ OED 2nd edition, 1989.
- ^ Entry "fossa" in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary.
- ^ Venieratos D, Anagnostopoulou S, Garidou A., A new morphometric method for the sella turcica and the hypophyseal fossa and its clinical relevance.;Folia Morphol (Warsz). 2005 Nov;64(4):240-7. PMID 16425149
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