Medical Dictionary

caput succedaneum

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noun caput suc·ce·da·ne·um \-ˌsək-sə-ˈdā-nē-əm\

Medical Definition of caput succedaneum

plural

capita succedanea

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  1. :  an edematous swelling formed under the presenting part of the scalp of a newborn infant as a result of trauma sustained during delivery


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