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Dialectal form of hame (membrane). Compare Old English ċildhama (womb), Low German hamen (afterbirth), Middle Dutch hame (covering, sheath). More at hame.

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heam (plural heams)

  1. The afterbirth or secundus of an animal.

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  1. (Early Middle English) Alternative form of em