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fontanel

noun fon·ta·nel \ˌfän-tə-ˈnel, ˈfän-tə-ˌ\

Definition of fontanel

  1. :  a membrane-covered opening in bone or between bones; specifically :  any of the spaces closed by membranous structures between the uncompleted angles of the parietal bones and the neighboring bones of a fetal or young skull



Variants of fontanel

or fontanelle play \ˌfän-tə-ˈnel, ˈfän-tə-ˌ\

Origin of fontanel

Middle English fontinelle a bodily hollow or pit, from Anglo-French funtainele, diminutive of funtaine fountain


First Known Use: 1741


Medical Dictionary

fontanel

noun fon·ta·nel

Medical Definition of fontanel

  1. :  a membrane-covered opening in bone or between bones; specifically :  any of the spaces closed by membranous structures between the uncompleted angles of the parietal bones and the neighboring bones of a fetal or young skull



Variants of fontanel

or fontanelle \ˌfänt-ən-ˈel, ˈfänt-ən-ˌ\play

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