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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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