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Meaning of FONTANELLE

Pronunciation:  `fântu'nel

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  any membranous gap between the bones of the cranium in an infant or fetus
 

FONTANELLE is a 10 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: fontanel, soft spot
 
 See Also: anterior fontanelle, braincase, brainpan, child's body, cranium, opening, orifice, porta, sphenoid fontanel, sphenoid fontanelle, sphenoidal fontanel, sphenoidal fontanelle

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Fon`ta`nelle"\, n. [F.] (Anat.)
Same as {Fontanel}, 2.

 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: The soft spots on a baby's head where the bones of the skull have not fused together. At birth a baby has a fontanelle on both the top and back of the head.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A fontanelle is a membranous interval at the junction of sutures of the fetal and infant skulls.
 

 

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