fossa ovalis

fossa oval·is -ō-'va-ləs, -'vā-, -'vä- n
1) 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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1. [TA] an oval depression in the right atrium on the lower part of the interatrial septum, within a triangular area bounded by the openings of the two venae cavae and the coronary sinus. It represents the remains of the fetal foramen ovale, its floor composed of the fetal septum primum. 2. hiatus saphenus.

Fossa ovalis, in the right atrium, from the front and right.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • fossa — A depression usually more or less longitudinal in shape below the level of the surface of a part. [L. a trench or ditch] acetabular f. [TA] a depressed area in the floor of the acetabulum superior to the …   Medical dictionary

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