Involucrum In`vo*lu"crum, n.; pl. L. {Involucra}, E. {Involucrums}. [L. See {Involucre}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) See {Involucre}. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) A sheath which surrounds the base of the lasso cells in the {Siphonophora}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Involucrum —   [lateinisch] das, s, Hüllkelch, kelchartige Hülle des ganzen Blütenstandes (z. B. bei Korbblütlern), die, von Trag oder Hochblättern (Involucralblättern) gebildet, eine Einzelblüte vortäuscht. * * * In|vo|lu|crum, das; s [lat. involucrum =… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Involucrum — is a layer of new bone growth outside existing bone seen in pyogenic osteomyelitis. It results from the stripping off of the periosteum by the accumulation of pus within the bone, and new bone growing from the periosteum.It can be seen… …   Wikipedia

  • Involucrum — (lat.), 1) (Anat.), Überzugshaut eines Theils; so I. cordis, Herzbeutel; Involucra foetus, Eihäute etc.; 2) (Bot.), Hülle, Blumenhülle, Spelz …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Involūcrum — (lat.), s. Hülle …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • involucrum — index veil Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Involucrum — Dieser Artikel beschreibt das aus Hüllblättern aufgebaute Involucrum. Die entzündlich nekrotische Gewebsreaktion wird unter Sequester (Medizin) beschrieben. Blütenstand der Großen Sterndolde (Astrantia major), bei der die Hüllblätter als… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • involucrum — Involucre In vo*lu cre (?; 277), n. [L. involucrum a covering, wrapper, fr. involvere to wrap up, envelop: cf. F. involucre. See {Involve}.] (Bot.) (a) A whorl or set of bracts around a flower, umbel, or head. (b) A continuous marginal covering… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • involucrum — n. [L. involucrum, sheath] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) A sheath of cerumen around the brood chamber of stingless bees …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • involucrum — /in veuh looh kreuhm/, n., pl. involucra / kreuh/. involucre. [1670 80; < NL, L involucrum a wrap, cover, equiv. to involu (var. s. of involvere to wrap, cover; see INVOLUTE) + crum instrumental suffix] * * * …   Universalium

  • involucrum — noun (plural involucra) Etymology: New Latin, sheath, involucre, from Latin, wrapper, from involvere to wrap Date: 1657 a surrounding envelope or sheath …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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