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Pronunciation: kra'ne-o-la-ku'ne-a

Definition: Incomplete formation of the bones of the vault of the fetal cranium so that there are nonossified areas in the calvaria.

Synonym(s): craniofenestria

[cranio- + L. lacuna, cleft]

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