caul

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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

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

caul

noun \ˈkl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CAUL

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

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