fontanelle

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English[edit]

Diagram of the top view of a baby's head, showing the fontanelle in the center.

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French fontanelle, from Old French fontenelle.

Noun[edit]

fontanelle (plural fontanelles)

  1. (anatomy) A soft membraneous spot on the head of a baby due to incomplete fusion of the cranial bones.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French fontenelle.

Noun[edit]

fontanelle f (plural fontanelles)

  1. fontanelle

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

fontanelle f

  1. plural form of fontanella