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Name two ways in which the fetal skull differs from the adult skull.

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The fetal skull is about 1/4 the length of the entire body of a newborn. In contrast, an adult skull is only about 1/8 the length of the total body. The fetal skull also differs because the bones of the cranium are not yet fused by sutures but instead have open spaces between them covered by fibrous membranes. These soft spots are called fontanels and allow the baby to be delivered more easily and provide room for their brains to grow in early infancy.

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