caput succedaneum

[ sŭk′sē-dānē-əm ]

n.

A swelling formed on the presenting part of the head of a fetus during labor, resulting in edema and varying degrees of scalp hemorrhage.

Nearby words

  1. chondrification center,
  2. chondrify,
  3. chondrin,
  4. chondrio-,
  5. chondriosome,
  6. chondritic,
  7. chondritis,
  8. chondro-,
  9. chondroblast,
  10. chondroblastoma


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