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1. fontanel, fontanelle, soft spot

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

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of fontanel
1.  Obsolete
an opening in the body for the discharge of secretions
any of the soft, boneless areas in the skull of a baby or young animal, which are later closed up by the formation of bone

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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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