[in-vuh-loo-kruh m]

noun, plural in·vo·lu·cra [in-vuh-loo-kruh] /ˌɪn vəˈlu krə/.

Nearby words

  1. invoice,
  2. invoke,
  3. involucel,
  4. involucrate,
  5. involucre,
  6. involuntary,
  7. involuntary muscle,
  8. involute,
  9. involute gear,
  10. involute teeth

Origin of involucrum

1670–80; < New Latin, Latin involūcrum a wrap, cover, equivalent to involū- (variant stem of involvere to wrap, cover; see involute) + -crum instrumental suffix Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Medicine definitions for involucrum



n. pl. in•vo•lu•cra (-krə)

An enveloping sheath or membrane, such as the sheath of new bone that forms around a sequestrum.

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