caput succedaneum

noun
caput suc·​ce·​da·​ne·​um | \ -ˌsək-sə-ˈdā-nē-əm \
plural capita succedanea\ -​nē-​ə \

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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