involucrum

[ in-vuh-loo-kruh m ]
/ ˌɪn vəˈlu krəm /

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

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
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involucrum
[ ĭn′və-lōōkrəm ]

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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