involucrum


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Related to involucrum: sequestrum, Brodie's abscess

involucrum

 [in″vo-lu´krum] (L.)
a covering or sheath, as of a sequestrum.

in·vo·lu·crum

, pl.

in·vo·lu·cra

(in'vō-lū'krŭm, -loo'kră),
1. An enveloping membrane, for example, a sheath or sac.
2. The sheath of new bone that forms around a sequestrum.
Synonym(s): involucre
[L. a wrapper, fr. in-volvo, to roll up]

involucrum

(ĭn′və-lo͞o′krəm)
n. pl. involu·cra (-krə)
An enveloping sheath or envelope, such as the sheath of new bone that forms around a sequestrum.

in·vo·lu·crum

, pl. involucra (in'vŏ-lū'krŭm, -kră)
1. An enveloping membrane, e.g., a sheath or sac.
2. The sheath of new bone that forms around a sequestrum.

involucrum

1. A sheath or covering of a part.
2. New bone growing around a piece of dead bone (a sequestrum) usually in the condition of OSTEOMYELITIS.

in·vo·lu·crum

, pl. involucra (in'vŏ-lū'krŭm, -kră)
1. An enveloping membrane.
2. The sheath of new bone that forms around a sequestrum.