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Definition 1: any membranous gap between the bones of the cranium in an infant or fetus - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for fontanelle in the sense of this definition

(fontanelle is a kind of ...) an aperture or hole that opens into a bodily cavity

"the orifice into the aorta from the lower left chamber of the heart"

(... is a kind of fontanelle ) corresponds to the bregma when bones have ossified

(... is a kind of fontanelle ) the irregularly shaped area on either side of the cranium where the frontal bone and the anterior tip of the parietal bone and the temporal bone and the greater wing of the sphenoid bone meet; corresponds to the pterion when bones have ossified

(... is part of fontanelle) the body of a human child

(... is part of fontanelle) the part of the skull that encloses the brain

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