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Example sentences from the Web for fontanelle
It is externally surrounded by bone or cartilage, but sometimes it lies near a fontanelle or opening in the skull above.A Guide to the Study of Fishes, Volume 1 (of 2)|David Starr Jordan
Furthermore, the fontanelle in question may alter its characteristic appearance in certain forms of sickness.Pedagogical Anthropology|Maria Montessori
The head was large, fontanelle open—superficial veins more apparent than natural.Remarks on the Subject of Lactation|Edward Morton
Fontanelle, fon-ta-nel′, n. a gap between the bones of the skull of a young animal: an opening for the discharge of pus.
A keyhole-shaped frontoparietal fontanelle is present; the fontanelle is narrow anteriorly and wide posteriorly.