Try Our Apps


Avoid these words. Seriously.


or fontanelle

[fon-tn-el] /ˌfɒn tnˈɛl/
noun, Anatomy.
one of the spaces, covered by membrane, between the bones of the fetal or young skull.
Origin of fontanel
late Middle English
1375-1425; late Middle English fontinel < Middle French fontanele little spring, diminutive of fontaine fountain Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for fontanel
Historical Examples
fontanel in Medicine

fontanel fon·ta·nel or fon·ta·nelle (fŏn'tə-něl')
Any of the soft membranous gaps between the incompletely formed cranial bones of a fetus or an infant. Also called soft spot.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for fontanel

Word Value for fontanel

Scrabble Words With Friends