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A soft spot; skin and membrane covered spaces remaining at the junction of the sutures, especially between the frontal and parietal bones, in the incompletely covered skull of the fetus or neonate. The fontanel usually closes after birth but in hydrocephalus, it may remain open.

Related Words
frontal lobe  ;  hydrocephalus  ;  parietal lobe  ;  suture