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involucrum

[in-vuh-loo-kruh m] /ˌɪn vəˈlu krəm/
noun, plural involucra
[in-vuh-loo-kruh] /ˌɪn vəˈlu krə/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1670-1680
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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involucra in Medicine

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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