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craniotabes, circumscribed craniomalacia
A disease marked by the presence of areas of thinning and softening in the bones of the skull and widening of the sutures and fontanelles (soft membranous gaps between the incompletely formed cranial bones of a fetus or an infant). Usually of syphilitic (syphilis) or rachitic (rickets or bending of the bones) origin.
This entry is located in the following units: circum- (page 7) cranio-, crani-, cran- + (page 4) tabe-, tab-, tabes + (page 1)