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caul

Pronunciation: kawl, kowl

Definition: 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(s): greater omentum

Synonym(s): galea4, veil2, velum2

[Gaelic, call, a veil]

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