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  • n  a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)
  • n  monotypic genus of Madagascar civets closely related to palm civets
  • n  largest carnivore of Madagascar; intermediate in some respects between cats and civets

  • Adorability certainly won't keep a lemur from getting eaten by its predator, the fossa, but it could get the species noticed by at least a few of the six and a half billion humans .
  • His fuss-free specialities include starters like homemade pici noodles served with summer truffle and fossa cheese and main courses such as lamb with coffee-encrusted tuna.
  • Working in twos, nurses slipped a needle into a vein in the hollow of the child's elbow (what doctors call the antecubital fossa) and snapped a vacuum seal.

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