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fon·ta·nelle

(fon'tă-nel'), [TA]
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. See: cranial fontanelles.
[Fr. dim. of fontaine, fountain, spring]
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fonticulus

A non-ossified area of membranous bone, in particular of the skull in an infant. Fonticulus is the accepted Terminologia Anatomica name; fontanelle is widely preferred in the working medical parlance.
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fon·ta·nelle

(fon'tă-nel') [TA]
One of several membranous intervals at the margins of the cranial bones in the infant.
Synonym(s): fonticulus [TA] .
[Fr. dim. of fontaine, fountain, spring]
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