from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In surgery, a small ulcer produced artificially either by caustics or by incisions.
- n. In anatomy, the depression (fonticulus gutturis) at the root of the neck in front, just over the top of the breast-bone, formed by the slanting backward of the windpipe. It is well marked in emaciated persons.
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The girl, eight years of age, born, according to the testimony of her father, with the frontal fontanelle (fonticulus anterior) closed and solid, had a smaller head than a child of one year.