caput succedaneum


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 caput succedaneum (audio)
: 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.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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