fossette [fo-set, faw-] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- a small hollow or depression, as in a bivalve shell; dimple.
- Pathology. a small, deep corneal ulcer.
There is occasionally a saucer-shaped plate or platform just under the cardinal teeth and within the shell, called the fossette.
Augusta Foote Arnold
However, the fossette itself is shallow and soon disappears with slight wear.
Robert J. Russell
British Dictionary definitions for fossette fossette noun
- anatomy a small depression or fossa, as in a bone
- pathol a small deep ulcer of the cornea
Word Origin for fossette C19: from French: dimple, from fosse ditch fossette in Medicine fossette [fŏ-sĕt′] n.
- A small depression; a dimple.
- A small deep ulcer of the cornea.