Fontanel



[fon-tn-el] /ˌfɒn tnˈɛl/

noun, Anatomy.
1.
one of the spaces, covered by membrane, between the bones of the fetal or young skull.

fontanel fon·ta·nel or fon·ta·nelle (fŏn’tə-něl’)
n.
Any of the soft membranous gaps between the incompletely formed cranial bones of a fetus or an infant. Also called soft spot.

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