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Posterior fontanelle

Other Terms: Fonticulus posterior, Fontanelle postérieure

Description

The posterior fontanelle is the membranous region in the developing cranium that occupies the midline between the posteromedial angles of the parietal bones and the occipital bone. It is triangular in shape and smaller than the anterior fontanelle.

Latin

Fonticulus posterior

French

Fontanelle postérieure

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