Caul

The membrane surrounding a baby before it is born. It may not rupture at birth and cover the baby`s head, which is supposed to be lucky

CAUL

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Caul

[headgear] A caul is a historical headress worn by women that covers tied-up hair. A fancy caul could be made of satin, velvet, fine silk or brocade, although a simple caul would commonly be made of white linen or cotton. The caul could be covered by a crespine or a mesh net to secure it from falling off. It is also the name of an Elizabeth...
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caul

[n] - the inner embryonic membrane of higher vertebrates (especially when covering the head at birth)
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Caul

Caul: Or cowl, a membrane, in obstetrics and cooking. In obstetrics, the caul is the amnion, one of the two fetal membranes, the other being the chorion. To be born in a caul meant to be born with the head covered by the amnion (or be born within an intact unruptured amnion). To be born in a caul was long believed to be a sign of future greatness. ...
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Caul

Caul (kal) noun [ Middle English calle , kelle , probably from French cale ; confer Ir. calla a veil.] 1. A covering of network for the head, worn by women; also, a net. Spenser. 2. (Anat.) The fold of membrane loaded with fat, which covers m...
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caul

Cowl ... 1. The amnion, either as a piece of membrane capping the baby's head at birth or the whole membrane when delivered unruptured with the baby. ... Synonym: galea, veil, velum, greater omentum. ... Origin: Gaelic, call, a veil ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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caul

veil noun the inner membrane of embryos in higher vertebrates (especially when covering the head at birth)
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caul

(kawl) a part of the amniotic sac that sometimes envelops the head of the fetus at birth.
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Caul

• (n.) The fold of membrane loaded with fat, which covers more or less of the intestines in mammals; the great omentum. See Omentum. • (n.) A part of the amnion, one of the membranes enveloping the fetus, which sometimes is round the head of a child at its birth. • (n.) A covering of network for the head, worn by women; also, a net.C...
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caul

(from the article `human embryology`) ...dilate the neck of the uterus. When the sac ruptures, about a quart of fluid escapes as the `waters.` If the sac does not rupture or if it covers ...
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Caul

The portion of fetal membranes that sometimes surrounds the head of a newborn at the time of birth. This is only seen in births in which the membranes remain intact until completion of delivery. Synonym(s): Veil
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Caul

A caul is a woman's close-fitting cap or hair net. They were originally made of gold net and worn by women between the 14th and 16th centuries.
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caul

Type: Term Pronunciation: kawl, kowl Definitions: 1. The amnion, either as a piece of membrane capping the baby's head at birth or the whole membrane when delivered unruptured with the baby. Synonyms: greater omentum, galea4, veil2, velum2
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caul

membrane that surrounds a fetus, believed to protect against drowning. David Copperfield was born with a caul, which was then advertised for sale.
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Caul

Historical term for a a net or close-fitting indoor head-dress, or the plain back part of the same.
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Caul

A caul or cowl (Caput galeatum, literally, `helmeted head`) is a piece of membrane that can cover a newborn`s head and face. Birth with a caul is rare, occurring in fewer than 1 in 80,000 births. The caul is harmless and is immediately removed by the physician or midwife upon delivery of the child. The `en-caul` birth, not to be confused with...
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caul

net or similar covering for the head; afterbirth
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Caul

a crespine, or a net, this trend went hand in hand with the circular or horizontal braiding around the face. These cauls gradually got larger and larger.
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