caput succedaneum

noun
caput suc·​ce·​da·​ne·​um | \ -ˌsək-sə-ˈdā-nē-əm How to pronounce caput succedaneum (audio) \
plural capita succedanea\ -​nē-​ə How to pronounce capita succedanea (audio) \

Medical Definition of caput succedaneum

: 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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“Caput succedaneum.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/caput%20succedaneum. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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