involucrum

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noun in·vo·lu·crum \ˌin-və-ˈlü-krəm\

Definition of involucrum

plural

involucra

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  1. :  a surrounding envelope or sheath

Origin and Etymology of involucrum

New Latin, sheath, involucre, from Latin, wrapper, from involvere to wrap


First Known Use: 1657


Medical Dictionary

involucrum

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noun in·vo·lu·crum \ˌin-və-ˈlü-krəm\

Medical Definition of involucrum

plural

involucra

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


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