involucrum

noun
in·​vo·​lu·​crum | \ ˌin-və-ˈlü-krəm How to pronounce involucrum (audio) \
plural involucra\ ˌin-​və-​ˈlü-​krə How to pronounce involucrum (audio) \

Definition of involucrum

: a surrounding envelope or sheath

First Known Use of involucrum

1657, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for involucrum

borrowed from New Latin involūcrum, going back to Latin, "wrapper, cover, envelope," from involū-, variant stem of involvere "to move by rolling, roll back on itself, enclose in a covering, wrap up" + -crum, variant of -culum, instrumental suffix (going back to Indo-European *-tlom) before a preceding l — more at involve

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“Involucrum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/involucrum. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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involucrum

noun
in·​vo·​lu·​crum | \ ˌin-və-ˈlü-krəm How to pronounce involucrum (audio) \
plural involucra\ -​krə How to pronounce involucrum (audio) \

Medical Definition of involucrum

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

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