[fos-yuh-luh] /ˈfɒs yə lə/
noun, plural fossulae
[fos-yuh-lee] /ˈfɒs yəˌli/ (Show IPA). Anatomy.
a small fossa.
fossula fos·su·la (fŏs’ə-lə, -yə-lə)
n. pl. fos·su·lae (-lē’)
A small fossa.
[faw-ster, fos-ter] /ˈfɔ stər, ˈfɒs tər/ verb (used with object) 1. to promote the growth or development of; further; encourage: to foster new ideas. 2. to bring up, raise, or rear, as a . 3. to care for or cherish. 4. British. to place (a child) in a . 5. Obsolete. to feed or nourish. […]
[faw-ster-ij, fos-ter-] /ˈfɔ stər ɪdʒ, ˈfɒs tər-/ noun 1. the act of or rearing another’s child as one’s own. 2. the condition of being a . 3. an act of promoting or encouraging: The board will undertake the fosterage of our new project. /ˈfɒstərɪdʒ/ noun 1. the act of caring for or bringing up a […]
noun 1. a boy brought up with another child of different parents.
noun 1. the raising or supervision of foster children, as orphans or delinquents, in an institution, group home, or private home, usually arranged through a government or social-service agency that provides remuneration for expenses.