Fossa vs. Foramen

Fossa vs. Foramen — Is There a Difference?
ADVERTISEMENT

Difference Between Fossa and Foramen

Fossanoun

A small cavity or depression, as in a bone.

Foramennoun

An opening or orifice, as in a bone or in the covering of the ovule of a plant.

Fossanoun

A catlike carnivorous mammal (Cryptoprocta ferox) of Madagascar, having reddish-brown fur, a long tail, long whiskers, and retractile claws.

Foramennoun

(skeleton) An opening, an orifice, or a short passage, especially in a bone.

The skull contains a number of foramina through which arteries, veins, nerves, and other structures enter and exit.

Fossanoun

(anatomy) A pit, groove, cavity, or depression.

Foramennoun

a natural opening or perforation through a bone or a membranous structure

ADVERTISEMENT

Fossanoun

(geology) A long, narrow, shallow depression on the body of an extraterrestrial body, such as a planet or moon.

Fossanoun

A carnivorous mammal endemic to Madagascar, Cryptoprocta ferox.

Fossanoun

a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)

Fossanoun

monotypic genus of Madagascar civets closely related to palm civets

Fossanoun

largest carnivore of Madagascar; intermediate in some respects between cats and civets