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caul

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noun \ˈkȯl\

Definition of caul

  1. 1 :  the large fatty omentum covering the intestines (as of a cow, sheep, or pig)

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



Origin of caul

Middle English calle net, omentum, probably from Old English cawl basket


First Known Use: 14th century


Medical Dictionary

caul

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noun \ˈkȯl\

Medical Definition of caul

  1. 1:  greater omentum

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




Learn More about caul

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "caul" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "caul"


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