fontanel

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noun fon·ta·nel \ˌfän-tə-ˈnel, ˈfän-tə-ˌnel\
variants: or

fontanelle

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

Origin and Etymology of fontanel

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


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fontanel

noun fon·ta·nel
variants: or

fontanelle

\ˌfänt-ən-ˈel, ˈfänt-ən-ˌ\play

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


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