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caul

 (kôl)
n.
1. A portion of the amnion, especially when it covers the head of a fetus at birth. Also called pileus.

[Middle English calle, from Old English cawl, basket.]

caul

(kɔːl)
n
1. (Anatomy) a portion of the amniotic sac sometimes covering a child's head at birth
2. (Anatomy) a large fold of peritoneum hanging from the stomach across the intestines; the large omentum
[C13: from Old French cale, back formation from calotte close-fitting cap, of Germanic origin]

caul

(kɔl)

n.
1. a part of the amnion sometimes covering the head of a child at birth.
[1300–50; Middle English calle < Middle French cale, probably back formation from calotte kind of cap; see calotte]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.caul - part of the peritoneum attached to the stomach and to the colon and covering the intestines
omentum - a fold of peritoneum supporting the viscera
2.caul - the inner membrane of embryos in higher vertebrates (especially when covering the head at birth)caul - the inner membrane of embryos in higher vertebrates (especially when covering the head at birth)
fetal membrane - any membrane that functions for the protection or nourishment or respiration or excretion of a developing fetus
placenta - the vascular structure in the uterus of most mammals providing oxygen and nutrients for and transferring wastes from the developing fetus
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Consequently the advertisement was withdrawn at a dead loss - for as to sherry, my poor dear mother's own sherry was in the market then - and ten years afterwards, the caul was put up in a raffle down in our part of the country, to fifty members at half-a-crown a head, the winner to spend five shillings.
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The caul is harmless and is easily removed by the doctor, but during an en caul birth the main priority is to break the sac to allow the baby to breathe, since the baby no longer has oxygen supplied from being inside their mother.
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A similar occurrence also happened in the same country a year ago, where another baby was born while inside its caul.
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The crown is an advantage because it creates extra pressure in the middle of the caul.