FONTANEL (FONTANELLE)

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the soft, membrane-covered area in the incompletely ossified skull of a newborn. They will close before the 2nd year of life, as the skull bones gradually fuse.

FONTANEL (FONTANELLE): "The fontanel closes as skull bones fuse together."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "FONTANEL (FONTANELLE)," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/fontanel-fontanelle/ (accessed June 26, 2022).

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