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Caul


CAUL, noun

1. In anatomy, a membrane in the abdomen, covering the greatest part of the lower intestines, called from its structure, reticuluim, a net, but more generally, the omentum; also, a little membrane sometimes encompassing the head of a child when born.

2. A kind of net in which females inclose their hair; the hinder part of a cap.

3. Any kind of net.