fossette

fossette

[fo-set, faw-]
noun
1.
a small hollow or depression, as in a bivalve shell; dimple.
2.
Pathology. a small, deep corneal ulcer.

Origin:
1840–50; < French: dimple, small cavity. See fosse, -ette

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fossette (fɒˈsɛt)
 
n
1.  anatomy a small depression or fossa, as in a bone
2.  pathol a small deep ulcer of the cornea
 
[C19: from French: dimple, from fosse ditch]

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fossette fos·sette (fŏ-sět')
n.

  1. A small depression; a dimple.

  2. A small deep ulcer of the cornea.

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