Fontanelle

A fontanelle (or fontanel) (colloquially, soft spot) is an anatomical feature of the infant human skull comprising any of the soft membranous gaps (sutures) between the cranial bones that make up the calvaria of a fetus or an infant. Fontanelles allow for rapid stretching and deformation of the neurocranium as the brain expands faster than the sur...
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Fontanelle

• (n.) Same as Fontanel, 2.
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fontanelle

<paediatrics> A soft spot, such as one of the membrane covered spaces (fonticuli cranii) remaining in the incompletely ossified skull of a foetus or infant. They are membranous spaces at the juncture of an infant's cranial bones that later ossify. ... (12 Nov 1997) ...
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fontanelle

(fon″tә-nel´) one of four membrane-covered spaces remaining at the junction of the sutures in the incompletely ossified skull of the fetus or infant. They represent gaps in the bone structure that will be filled in by bone during the normal process of growth. Though these “soft spots” may a...
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fontanelle

(Fr., dim. of fontaine spring, filter) a soft spot, such as one of the membrane-covered spaces (fonticuli cranii (NA)) remaining in the incompletely ossified skull of a fetus or infant.
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fontanelle

fontanel noun any membranous gap between the bones of the cranium in an infant or fetus
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Fontanelle

[Campello sul Clitunno] Fontanelle is a frazione of the comune of Campello sul Clitunno in the Province of Perugia, Umbria, central Italy. It stands at an elevation of 653 metres above sea level. At the time of the Istat census of 2001 it had 14 inhabitants. ...
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Fontanelle

Fon`ta`nelle' noun [ French] (Anat.) Same as Fontanel , 2.
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fontanelle

A membrane covered vault in the skull
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fontanelle

A space between the bony plates of an infant's skull, often called a 'soft spot'. There are two fontanelles in a baby's skull. The anterior fontanelle, situated in the center front, is diamond-shaped and about 2.5 centimeters across. The posterior fontanelle, situated towards the rear, is triangular...
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fontanelle

Fontanelles are soft spots on a baby's head which, during birth, enable the soft bony plates of the skull to flex, allowing the head to pass through the birth canal. Fontanelles are usually completely hardened by a child's second birthday.
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fontanelle

French diminutive of Latin fons = fountain, associated with the palpable pulsation of the brain in the anterior fontanelle of an infant.
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Fontanelle

Pore on frontal region of head of termite.
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fontanelle

Small, depressed pale spot on front of head between eyes
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Fontanelle

Soft spots on a baby's head which disappear as the bones grow together
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Fontanelle

The fontanelle is a membrane covered vault in the skull. It normally closes during infancy.
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Fontanelle

The soft spot on the top of the baby's head where the skull bones have not yet grown together.
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fontanelle

Type: Term Pronunciation: fon′tă-nel′ Definitions: 1. One of several membranous intervals between the angles and margins of the cranial bones in the infant; they include the midline anterior and posterior fontanelles, and the paired sphenoidal and mastoid fontanelles. Synonyms: fonticuli cranii, fonticulus, cranial fontanelles See:...
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Fontanelle

Unossified gap between cranial bones.
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fontanelle

[n] - any membranous gap between the bones of the cranium in an infant or fetus
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