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caul

 [kawl]
a part of the amniotic sac that sometimes envelops the head of the fetus at birth.

caul

, cowl (kawl, kowl),
1. The amnion, either as a piece of membrane capping the baby's head at birth or the whole membrane when delivered unruptured with the baby. Synonym(s): galea (4) , veil (2) , velum (2)
2. Synonym(s): greater omentum
[Gaelic, call, a veil]

caul

(kawl) a piece of amnion sometimes enveloping a child's head at birth.

caul

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

caul

[kôl]
Etymology: ME, cawel, basket
an intact amniotic sac surrounding the fetus at birth. The sac usually ruptures or is ruptured during the course of labor or delivery. When it remains intact, it must be torn or cut to allow the baby to breathe. In the past, pieces of the caul were sold to sailors as a good luck token that would protect the bearer from death by drowning.

caul

, cowl (kawl, kowl)
1. The amnion, either as a piece of membrane capping the baby's head at birth or the whole membrane when delivered unruptured with the baby.
Synonym(s): galea (4) , veil (2) , velum (2) .
2. Synonym(s): greater omentum.
[Gaelic, call, a veil]

caul

A persistent AMNION membrane covering the baby's head at birth. Normally, the amnion ruptures before birth allowing the baby to pass through.

caul

, cowl (kawl, kowl)
1. The amnion, either as a piece of membrane capping the baby's head at birth or the whole membrane when delivered unruptured with the baby.
Synonym(s): galea (4) , veil (2) , velum (2) .
2. Synonym(s): greater omentum.
[Gaelic, call, a veil]

caul, caul fat

meat hygiene term for the omentum and its contained fat depots.
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