Caul

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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 The inner embryonic Membrane of higher vertebrates (especially when covering the head at birth).