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fossette

[fo-set, faw-] /fɒˈsɛt, fɔ-/
noun
1.
a small hollow or depression, as in a bivalve shell; dimple.
2.
Pathology. a small, deep corneal ulcer.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; < French: dimple, small cavity. See fosse, -ette
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British Dictionary definitions for fossette

fossette

/fɒˈsɛt/
noun
1.
(anatomy) a small depression or fossa, as in a bone
2.
(pathol) a small deep ulcer of the cornea
Word Origin
C19: from French: dimple, from fosse ditch
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fossette in Medicine

fossette fos·sette (fŏ-sět')
n.

  1. A small depression; a dimple.

  2. A small deep ulcer of the cornea.

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