noun fos·sette \(ˈ)fä¦set, (ˈ)fȯ¦-\

Definition of fossette



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

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Origin and Etymology of fossette

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

First Known Use: 1827

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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