involucra

involucrum

[in-vuh-loo-kruhm]
noun, plural involucra [in-vuh-loo-kruh] .

Origin:
1670–80; < Neo-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 in·vo·lu·crum (ĭn'və-lōō'krəm)
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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