One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A hiding place; a place of refuge or concealment. In natural history: a winter refuge, a hibernaculum, a pupal cell, etc. Now rare.
2Embryology. In a bird's egg: a small white spot in the centre of the yolk, associated with the germinal disc.
Early 17th century. From classical Latin latebra hiding place, hidden place, recess from latēre to be hidden + -bra, feminine form corresponding to -brum, suffix forming instrumental nouns.
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