anterior fontanel


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anterior fontanel

a diamond-shaped unossified area between the frontal and two parietal bones just above an infant's forehead at the junction of the coronal and sagittal sutures. Also called
Usage notes: (informal)
soft spot. See also fontanel.

anterior fontanel

The diamond-shaped junction of the coronal, frontal, and sagittal sutures; it becomes ossified within 18 to 24 months.
See also: fontanel
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