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Related to involucres: Involucral bract
1. An enveloping membrane, for example, a sheath or sac.
2. The sheath of new bone that forms around a sequestrum.
[L. a wrapper, fr. in-volvo, to roll up]
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involucre, involucrum (ĭn′vō-lū″kĕr) (ĭn″vō-lū′krŭm) [″ + volvere, to wrap]
1. A sheath or covering.
2. The covering of newly formed bone enveloping the sequestrum in infection of the bone.
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- a calyx-like structure formed by bracts below the base of a condensed INFLORESCENCE.
- a growth of the tissue of the thallus in liverworts (see HEPATICA that covers and protects the ARCHEGONIUM.
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