English edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Latin involūcrum. Doublet of involucre.

Noun edit

involucrum (plural involucra)

  1. (anatomy) A sheath that covers or envelopes, especially one that forms around the sequestrum of new bone.
  2. (botany) An involucre.

Derived terms edit

Latin edit

Etymology edit

From involvō +‎ -crum.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

involūcrum n (genitive involūcrī); second declension

  1. wrapper, covering, case, envelope

Declension edit

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative involūcrum involūcra
Genitive involūcrī involūcrōrum
Dative involūcrō involūcrīs
Accusative involūcrum involūcra
Ablative involūcrō involūcrīs
Vocative involūcrum involūcra

Descendants edit

References edit

  • involucrum”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • involucrum”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • involucrum in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette