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fon·ta·nel

also fon·ta·nelle  (fŏn′tə-nĕl′)
n.
Any of the soft membranous gaps between the incompletely formed cranial bones of a fetus or an infant. Also called soft spot.

[Middle English fontinel, from Old French fontanele, diminutive of fontaine, fountain; see fountain.]

fontanelle

(ˌfɒntəˈnɛl) or

fontanel

n
(Anatomy) anatomy any of several soft membranous gaps between the bones of the skull in a fetus or infant
[C16 (in the sense: hollow between muscles): from Old French fontanele, literally: a little spring, from fontaine fountain]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fontanelle - any membranous gap between the bones of the cranium in an infant or fetusfontanelle - any membranous gap between the bones of the cranium in an infant or fetus
child's body - the body of a human child
orifice, porta, opening - an aperture or hole that opens into a bodily cavity; "the orifice into the aorta from the lower left chamber of the heart"
braincase, brainpan, cranium - the part of the skull that encloses the brain
anterior fontanelle - corresponds to the bregma when bones have ossified
sphenoid fontanel, sphenoid fontanelle, sphenoidal fontanel, sphenoidal fontanelle - the irregularly shaped area on either side of the cranium where the frontal bone and the anterior tip of the parietal bone and the temporal bone and the greater wing of the sphenoid bone meet; corresponds to the pterion when bones have ossified
Translations

fontanelle

fontanel [ˌfɒntəˈnel] Nfontanela f

fontanelle

n fontanela, mollera
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RFID technology promises to deliver extremely compelling value to the retail industry, measured by lower operating costs, improved processing speeds, optimized inventory and lower out-of-stocks," said John Fontanella, senior vice president, Aberdeen Group.
Companies are now facing the next level of RFID scalability concerns that encompass network performance, manageability and remote site installations," said John Fontanella senior vice president and research director, supply chain services, at Aberdeen Group, citing a recent survey of global enterprises that are actively implementing RFID technology and moving to production deployments.
Littleton countered behind Travis Bassett's seven points in the half, while Nick Fontanella, Mike Wilson and Alex McLaughlin each hit baskets.
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Fontanella will address the foundations of secure ID issuance.
Attendees will receive a free copy of "Finding the Technology's Tipping Point," an Aberdeen Group Benchmark Report authored by Fontanella, after the event.
The ERP software category in the mid-market is competitive," said ERP analyst John Fontanella, Senior Vice President and Research Director of Supply Chain Services, Aberdeen Group.
In citing the achievements of Polivec's client, John Fontanella, AberdeenGroup EVP and Research Director, said, "The company was named a best- in-class practitioner in the report because of its commitment to creating and sustaining repeatable procedures, effective management of data and knowledge, and an efficient organizational structure and strategy.
Departmental rivalries, misaligned goals and performance metrics, and poor partner management policies all contribute to a company's inability to create more fluid and flexible fulfillment operations," says John Fontanella, Sr.
Brad Magnuson 0, Matt Jackson 3 3 10, Travis Bassett 12 5 30, MIke Wilson 0 1 1, Conner Bassett 2 1 5, Elijah Pyram 0 1 1, Nick Fontanella 4 1 9, Matt Johnson 1 0 2, David Tornell 0 2 2.
Baril stretched Douglas' advantage to 19-11 with a basket inside with 3:30 left in the first half, but Littleton got five points from Fontanella and a late pull-up from Bassett to draw within 21-20 at halftime.
Also during this session, John Fontanella of Aberdeen Group will discuss industry trends and moderate a panel discussion.