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caul

noun \ˈkl\

Definition of CAUL

1
:  the large fatty omentum covering the intestines (as of a cow, sheep, or pig)
2
:  the inner fetal membrane of higher vertebrates especially when covering the head at birth
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Origin of CAUL

Middle English calle net, omentum, probably from Old English cawl basket
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Anatomy Terms

bilateral symmetry, carotid, cartilage, dorsal, entrails, prehensile, renal, solar plexus, supine, thoracic, ventral
Medical Dictionary

caul

noun \ˈkl\

Medical Definition of CAUL

2
:  the inner embryonic membrane of higher vertebrates especially when covering the head at birth

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