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fontanelle

(chiefly US), fontanel
Anatomy any of several soft membranous gaps between the bones of the skull in a fetus or infant

fontanelle

[fänt·ən′el]
(anatomy)
A membrane-covered space between the bones of a fetal or young skull.
(invertebrate zoology)
A depression on the head of termites.
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The teeth may have large pulp chambers and hypoplastic or absent cementum and skeletal deformities may occur such as wide open fontanelles.
17 lb), his fontanelles were normal, and his temperature was 37.
Babies: You can tell if a baby is dehydrated by checking the fontanelles (soft spot) on their head.
Congenital hypothyroidism is associated with delayed closure of the fontanelles.