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evaginate

[ih-vaj-uh-neyt] /ɪˈvædʒ əˌneɪt/
verb (used with object), evaginated, evaginating.
1.
to turn inside out, or cause to protrude by eversion, as a tubular organ.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < Late Latin ēvāgīnātus (past participle of ēvāgīnāre) unsheathed, equivalent to ē- e-1 + vāgīn(a) scabbard, sheath (see vagina) + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
evaginable
[ih-vaj-uh-nuh-buh l] /ɪˈvædʒ ə nə bəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
evagination, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for evaginate

evaginate

/ɪˈvædʒɪˌneɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) (med) to turn (an organ or part) inside out; turn the outer surface of (an organ or part) back on itself
Derived Forms
evagination, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Late Latin ēvāgīnāre to unsheathe, from vāgīna sheath
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