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Detail from "The anatomy lesson of Dr. Frederik Ruysch", c. 1683
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by Jan van Neck (1635-1714) - Historic Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

A fetal skull or cranium showing open sutures and at their junction the "soft spot or
"fountain" or fontanelle. Note the lack of teeth, the relatively large orbits and the relatively
small rib cage or thorax. Also note the straight cranial suture from the fontanelle that ends
in the middle of the forehead or glabella. The forehead and its surface are also called metopic.

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