involucrum


in·vo·lu·crum

noun \ˌin-və-ˈlü-krəm\
plural in·vo·lu·cra\-krə\

Definition of INVOLUCRUM

:  a surrounding envelope or sheath

Origin of INVOLUCRUM

New Latin, sheath, involucre, from Latin, wrapper, from involvere to wrap
First Known Use: 1657

in·vo·lu·crum

noun \ˌin-və-ˈlü-krəm\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural in·vo·lu·cra \-krə\

Medical Definition of INVOLUCRUM

: a formation of new bone about a sequestrum (as in osteomyelitis)

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