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cocoon

(kə-ko͞on′)
n.
a. A protective case of silk or similar fibrous material spun by the larvae of moths and certain other insects as a cover for the pupa.
b. A similar natural protective covering or structure, such as the egg case of a spider.
A descriptive term for the fibrotic encasement of the entire small intestine in sclerosing peritonitis, a spontaneous idiopathic process in young women, which follows peritoneovenous shunting, practolol therapy, peritoneal dialysis, chemotherapy, or in which other unknown toxins stimulate fibroblastic proliferation and reactive fibrosis
Treatment Surgical lysis of adhesions and constricting bands

cocoon

A descriptor for the fibrotic encasement of the entire small intestine in sclerosing peritonitis, a spontaneous idiopathic process in young ♀, which follows peritoneovenous shunting, practolol therapy, peritoneal dialysis, chemotherapy, where unknown toxins may stimulate fibroblastic proliferation, reactive fibrosis

cocoon

a protective covering of eggs or larvae found in several invertebrate groups. In some cases, e.g. ANNELIDS, a cocoon is produced by the adults to contain the eggs and in others, e.g. insects, by the larvae to protect the pupa during the course of development.
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Cocoon capes will also soon be available to buy at Grainne Maher's Fashion Vault in Spires Mall, Belfast.
In our case, the cocoon secondary to tuberculosis was reported in an adolescent male, who presented with a complete small bowel obstruction which was unresponsive to conservative management.
Effect of varietal feeding, irrigation levels and nitrogen fertilization on larval development and cocoon characters of Bombyx mori L.
Neumann's report (translated) describes the trial as follows: "A 10MT Cocoon was installed outdoors in the coffee storage company CAFEX (located in Cartago, Costa Rica) in January, 2008.
The cocoons also offer some protection against birds that feast on caterpillars.
These instars as well as instars C and D are completed within the cocoon in Grammostola pulchripes (Simon 1891).
She passed a shell to me and there was this maggot and its cocoon.
The 16-man firm, based in Halesowen, will be fitting a passenger lift at top fashion retailer Ted Baker and two food service lifts at neighbouring Cocoon restaurant.
Jeannie Swithenbank began fundraising to get the playpen-like cocoon for her son Sean, 34, in September last year.
But the number of repeat victims has fallen dramatically thanks to initiatives like Police Watch and Cocoon Watch.
Cocoon cellulose insulation is marketed as having outstanding resistance to heat flow for thermal applications, as well as noise suppression for acoustical treatments and added fire resistance in the walls, attics, ceilings and floors of residential and light commercial buildings.
Varl analogizes herself with a Luna moth, creating her own cocoon physically and literally, making a dress embroidered with her words--the actual poems themselves, in which to conceal and protect her developing womanhood from her master's "love" as well as a venue for her forbidden ideas.