Definition: 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
Synonym(s): fonticuli craniiTA, fonticulusTA, cranial fontanelles
[Fr. dim. of fontaine, fountain, spring]
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