involucrum


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Related to involucrum: sequestrum, Brodie's abscess

involucrum

[‚in·və′lü·krəm]
(anatomy)
The covering of a part.
New bone laid down by periosteum around a sequestrum in osteomyelitis.
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5) The idea that the ancients intentionally wrote obscurely is a medieval commonplace; grammarians believed that classical writers of fiction sought to teach philosophical truths, albeit obliquely, hiding them under a "veil" of fable termed integumentum (cover) or involucrum (wrapping).
For Frese every involucrum, everv integumentum, everv act of |creative reading' (p.
When thev find the Dreamer in the Roman de la rose waking up and washing his hands, they will see this as a Chaucerian-style involucrum for |autoerotic manual activity', part of an exploration of |writing-as-masturbation' (pp.