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Fossa (Latin) - Ditch, trench, cal
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Central fossa

A depression or concavity located centrally on the occlusal surface of molars and mandibular second premolars

  • The maxillary and mandibular first premolars have mesial and distal triangular fossae but don't have a central fossa.
  • Coronoid fossa

    A "ditch" in the humerus bone that receives the "crown""like" eminence of the ul.

    • Korone (Greek) - Denoting somethign hooked
    • Eidos (Greek) - Form, Resemblance or Shape, Likeness
    • Fossa (Latin) - Ditch, trench, cal
  • Receives the coronoid process of the ul during forearm flexion
  • Digastric fossa

    A "ditch" or groove on the mandible where the anterior belly of the digastric muscle attaches. The anterior belly is one of "two" "bellies", of the digastric muscle the other one is the posterior belly.

    • Di (Greek) - Two, Double, Twice
    • Gaster (Greek) - Stomach, belly, eater, devourer
    • Fossa (Latin) - Ditch, trench, cal
  • The digastric fossa is located on the interior surface of the mandible, near the chin.
  • Distal fossa

    A shallow "ditch" located on the "distant" third of occlusal surface of posterior teeth

    • Distal (English) - Distant
    • Fossa (Latin) - Ditch, trench, cal
  • Bordered by cusp ridges, marginal ridge and occlusal perimeter.
  • Distal triangular fossa

    "Ditch" located adjacent to margin ridges on the occlusal surface if posterior teeth

    Fossa

    A shallow rounded or angular "ditch" or "trench"

  • Located on the occlusal surfaces of posterior teeth.
  • Fossa Ovale

    An "eggshaped", "ditch"like depression in the right atrium of the heart which marks the remnant of the foramen ovale.

    • Fossa (Latin) - Ditch, trench, cal
    • Ovalis (Latin) - Eggshaped
  • A patent foramen ovale remains if the fossa ovale fails to form. A PFO can cause a paradoxical embolism.
  • Fossa ovalis

    An "eggshaped" "ditch" in the right atrium of the heart.

    • Fossa (Latin) - Ditch, trench, cal
    • Ovalis (Latin) - Eggshaped
  • Thin membrane that covers the foramen ovale during fetal development.
  • Glenoid fossa

    The structure that resembles the "form or shape" of a "ditch or canal' that forms the shoulder "joint".

    • Glene (Greek) - Joint socket
    • Eidos (Greek) - Form, Resemblance or Shape, Likeness
    • Fossa (Latin) - Ditch, trench, cal
  • Either of the jaw or the scapula, both are joint insertion points, in the shoulder the glenoid fossa is the insertion point for the humerus, it is covered in a layer of cartilage, dislocation of the arm is the separation of humerus from the glenoid fossa
  • Incisive fossa

    A "ditch/trench" behind the "cutting teeth"

    • Incisor (Medieval Latin) - A cutting tooth
    • Fossa (Latin) - Ditch, trench, cal
  • Seen in the midline of the hard palate behind the central incisors
  • Is the location where the incisive canals open and contains the incisive foramen
  • Is the location of nasopalatine nerves and sphenopalatine artery
  • Lingual fossa

    A "trench" or "canal" on the "tongue" facing side of a tooth

    • Lingua (Latin) - Tongue
    • Fossa (Latin) - Ditch, trench, cal
  • A shallow rounded depression on the lingual/palatal surface of anterior teeth
  • Very prominent on maxillary canines and maxillary central incisors
  • Navicular fossa

    The "little ship" shaped "canal" within the glans penis, just before the external urethral orifice.

  • Histologically lined by stratified squamous epithelium
  • Located right before the external urethral orifice in the male genitourinary tract
  • Sublingual fossa

    A “trench” that is “below” the “tongue”

    • Sub (Latin) - Under, below, beneath, at the foot of
    • Lingua (Latin) - Tongue
    • Fossa (Latin) - Ditch, trench, cal
  • Location of the sublingual gland
  • Submandibular fossa

    A “trench” that is “below” the lower “jaw”

    • Sub (Latin) - Under, below, beneath, at the foot of
    • Mandere (Latin) - To chew, jaw
    • Fossa (Latin) - Ditch, trench, cal
  • Location of the submandibular gland
  • Triangular fossa

    A "trench" that descends from the tips of cusps of molars and premolars toward the central part of the occlusal surfaces.

  • Med after the cusps to which they belong.
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