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craniotabes

Pronunciation: kra'ne-o-ta'bez

Definition: A disease marked by the presence of areas of thinning and softening in the bones of the skull and widening of the sutures and fontanelles. Usually of syphilitic or rachitic origin.

Synonym(s): circumscribed craniomalacia

[cranio- + L. tabes, a wasting]

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