caul

noun
\ ˈkȯl How to pronounce caul (audio) \

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

Examples of caul in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web En caul is the term used when a baby is born inside the still-intact amniotic sac. Vanessa Etienne, PEOPLE.com, 9 Mar. 2022 En caul is the term used when a baby is born inside the still-intact amniotic sac. Vanessa Etienne, PEOPLE.com, 9 Mar. 2022 En caul is the term used when a baby is born inside the still-intact amniotic sac. Vanessa Etienne, PEOPLE.com, 9 Mar. 2022 En caul is the term used when a baby is born inside the still-intact amniotic sac. Vanessa Etienne, PEOPLE.com, 9 Mar. 2022 En caul is the term used when a baby is born inside the still-intact amniotic sac. Vanessa Etienne, PEOPLE.com, 9 Mar. 2022 En caul is the term used when a baby is born inside the still-intact amniotic sac. Vanessa Etienne, PEOPLE.com, 9 Mar. 2022 En caul is the term used when a baby is born inside the still-intact amniotic sac. Benjamin Vanhoose, PEOPLE.com, 10 Nov. 2021 Laila, a local woman who’s suffered several miscarriages, goes to the Melancons to buy a piece of caul in an effort to protect her latest pregnancy. Time, 2 Apr. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of caul

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for caul

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

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12 May 2022

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“Caul.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/caul. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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caul

noun
\ ˈkȯl How to pronounce caul (audio) \

Medical Definition of caul

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

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