fossa ovalis

noun

fossa oval·​is -ō-ˈva-ləs How to pronounce fossa ovalis (audio) -ˈvā- How to pronounce fossa ovalis (audio) -ˈvä- How to pronounce fossa ovalis (audio)
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: a depression in the septum between the right and left atria that marks the position of the foramen ovale in the fetus
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“Fossa ovalis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/fossa%20ovalis. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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