fos·​sette | \ (ˈ)fä¦set, (ˈ)fȯ¦- \
plural -s

Definition of fossette

: a small fossa : a little hollow specifically : a depression for the resilium in bivalve shells

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First Known Use of fossette

1827, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fossette

French, small cavity, dimple, from Old French fossete, from fosse + -ete -ette

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“Fossette.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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