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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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So far, 59.62 tons of wet cocoons have been harvested in Zardab, 49.72 tons in Fizuli, 46.87 tons in Zagatala, 43.24 tons in Balaken, 45.20 tons in Agjabadi, 32.65 tons in Barda, 31.98 tons in Sheki, 21.33 tons in Kurdamir, 21.27 tons in Gakh, 16.29 tons in Agdam, 13.11 tons in Goychay, 12.46 tons in Agdash, 12.29 tons in Terter, 11.36 tons in Sabirabad, 9.75 tons in Ujar, 7.48 tons in Lankaran, 5.29 tons in Imishli and 4.85 tons of wet cocoons in Jabrayil districts.
agrestis cocoons would become nonviable when heated to 55 C for 3 or 15 d in a conuolled laboratory study.
The team concluded that just hours after the onset the ejecta is coming from the interior, from a hot cocoon created by the jet.
The Australian was drawn to Cocoon by the guest commendations of the service and how it is an environmentally sustainable hotel.
"The cocoon was just with a load of others, looked like it had fallen off a tree.
In Cocoon, however, breakfast becomes a bustling activity.
The larvae are at their fifth instar, and in matter of days they shall start spinning into cocoons, says Owino.
The treatment of abdominal cocoon includes surgery and nutritional support.
Getting started with Cocoon is easy as plugging the device into a power supply and downloading the app onto your phone.
Enter, the cocoon model, first proposed in October by Caltech's Mansi Kasliwal and her colleagues.
In this paper, the different physical properties of the eri and mulberry cocoon and their filament were evaluated.
Taken under the wing of the mighty Sven Vath, the Italianborn producer has been dubbed Cocoon's 'rough diamond' and plays weekly for the brand at Amnesia in Ibiza.