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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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caul

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