Definition of Caul

1. Noun. Part of the peritoneum attached to the stomach and to the colon and covering the intestines.

Exact synonyms: Gastrocolic Omentum, Greater Omentum
Generic synonyms: Omentum



2. Noun. The inner membrane of embryos in higher vertebrates (especially when covering the head at birth).
Exact synonyms: Embryonic Membrane, Veil
Generic synonyms: Fetal Membrane
Group relationships: Placenta

Definition of Caul

1. n. A covering of network for the head, worn by women; also, a net.

Definition of Caul

1. Noun. (historic) A style of close-fitting circular cap worn by women in the 16th century and later, often made of linen. (defdate from 14th c.) ¹

2. Noun. (context: anatomy obsolete except in specific senses) A membrane. (defdate 14th-17th c.) ¹

3. Noun. The thin membrane which covers the lower intestines; the omentum. (defdate from 14th c.) ¹

4. Noun. The amnion which encloses the foetus before birth, especially that part of it which sometimes shrouds a baby’s head at birth (traditionally considered to be good luck). (defdate from 16th c.) ¹

5. Noun. The surface of a press that makes contact with panel product, especially a removable plate or sheet. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Caul

1. a fetal membrane [n -S]

Medical Definition of Caul

1. 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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