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Synonyms for fossa

monotypic genus of Madagascar civets closely related to palm civets

largest carnivore of Madagascar

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Of the 2,567 children, treatment of hemorrhage from the tonsillar fossae was necessary for 41 patients (1.
It turns out that the sediments of the Medusae Fossae formation, which in some places reach depths of z more than 2 km, sit atop a flat, featureless surface that's probably a continuation of the volcanic plains to the north.
Observations from other Mars-orbiting instruments have hinted at the presence of water elsewhere on the planet, but not in the Medusae Fossae formation (SN: 6/8/02, p.
The purpose of this paper is to describe the anatomy of the ischiorectal fossae by presenting the levator ani in situ as they are approached during external palpation.
Before considering the detailed anatomy of the ischiorectal fossae one needs an appreciation of the regional anatomy, namely the perineum.
The lesion was found to extend to the nasal fossae, maxillary sinuses, periorbital fat, and bilaterally to the extrinsic ocular musculature (figure 2).
It is thought the broken-up nature of Nili Fossae may be linked to the Isidis impact basin, formed long ago by an asteroid or comet.
The scientists also discuss the potential of the Archean volcanics of the East Pilbara region of Western Australia as an analog for the Nochian Nili Fossae on Mars, which indicate that biomarkers or evidence of living organisms.
The lesion appears as a painless unilateral swelling along the upper half of the ear, usually in the area of the scaphoid or triangular fossae adjacent to the helix.
Paris, November 7 (ANI): Mars Express recently flew over the boundary between Kasei Valles and Sacra Fossae and imaged the region, acquiring spectacular views of the chaotic terrain in the area.
Christensen of Arizona State University in Tempe, and their colleagues found substantial amounts of olivine in a Martian region called Nili Fossae.