|1.||a portion of the amniotic sac sometimes covering a child's head at birth|
|2.||a large fold of peritoneum hanging from the stomach across the intestines; the large omentum|
|[C13: from Old French cale, back formation from calotte close-fitting cap, of Germanic origin]|
A portion of the amnion, especially when it covers the head of a fetus at birth. Also called veil.
See greater omentum.
(Heb. yothe'reth; i.e., "something redundant"), the membrane which covers the upper part of the liver (Ex. 29:13, 22; Lev. 3:4, 10, 15; 4:9; 7:4; marg., "midriff"). In Hos. 13:8 (Heb. seghor; i.e., "an enclosure") the pericardium, or parts about the heart, is meant.