cocoon


cocoon
the hard covering of dried mucus formed by Dipneusti inside a burrow formed of dried mud. The cocoon extends into the mouth cavity where it connects the pharynx and lungs with an opening to the burrow so the fish can breathe

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • Cocoon — may refer to: Cocoon (silk), a pupal casing made by moth caterpillars and other insect larvae Apache Cocoon, web development software Cocoon (film), a 1985 science fiction film Cocoon: The Return, 1988 sequel to Cocoon Kakuna, a species of… …   Wikipedia

  • Cocoon 2 — Cocoon, le retour Cocoon, le retour (Cocoon: The Return) est un film américain réalisé par Daniel Petrie, sorti en 1988. Sommaire 1 Synopsis 2 Fiche technique 2.1 Box office 3 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Cocoon — (Бержерак,Франция) Категория отеля: Адрес: 20 rue Desmartis, 24100 Бержерак, Франция …   Каталог отелей

  • Cocoon —    Film de science fiction de Ron Howard, avec Don Ameche, Hume Cronyn, Brian Dennehy.   Pays: États Unis   Date de sortie: 1985   Technique: couleurs   Durée: 2 h 04    Résumé    L irruption d extraterrestres près d un club du troisième âge. Les …   Dictionnaire mondial des Films

  • cocoon — ► NOUN 1) a silky case spun by the larvae of many insects for protection during the pupal stage. 2) a covering that prevents the corrosion of metal equipment. 3) something that envelops in a protective or comforting way. ► VERB 1) wrap in a… …   English terms dictionary

  • cocoon — [kə ko͞on′] n. [Fr cocon < Prov coucoun, egg shell, dim. of coca, shell like container < ML coco, shell, hull] 1. the silky or fibrous case which the larvae of certain insects spin about themselves for shelter during the pupa stage 2. any… …   English World dictionary

  • Cocoon — Co*coon , n. [F. cocon, dim. of coque shell of egge and insects, fr. L. concha mussel shell. See {Conch}.] 1. An oblong case in which the silkworm lies in its chrysalis state. It is formed of threads of silk spun by the worm just before leaving… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cocoon — 1690s, from M.Fr. coucon (16c., Mod.Fr. cocon), from coque clam shell, egg shell, nut shell (7c.), from O.Fr. coque shell, from L. coccum berry, from Gk. kokkos berry, seed. The verb is from 1986, to stay inside and be inactive, as is the noun… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Cocoon — The envelope of raw silk spun by the silkworm and in which it encloses itself when in the pupa state. About 10 per cent of the totalled weight can be reeled off in a single filament, the length averaging about 300 yards. The outer layers of the… …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • cocoon — [v] protect with covering cushion, encase, envelop, insulate, pad, swaddle, swathe, truss, wrap; concepts 130,134 …   New thesaurus

  • Cocoon — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Cocoon peut désigner : Sommaire 1 Cinéma 2 Musique …   Wikipédia en Français


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