evaginate

evaginate

[ih-vaj-uh-neyt]
verb (used with object), evaginated, evaginating.
to turn inside out, or cause to protrude by eversion, as a tubular organ.

Origin:
1650–60; < Late Latin ēvāgīnātus (past participle of ēvāgīnāre) unsheathed, equivalent to ē- e-1 + vāgīn(a) scabbard, sheath (see vagina) + -ātus -ate1

evaginable [ih-vaj-uh-nuh-buhl] , adjective
evagination, noun
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evaginate (ɪˈvædʒɪˌneɪt)
 
vb
(tr) med to turn (an organ or part) inside out; turn the outer surface of (an organ or part) back on itself
 
[C17: from Late Latin ēvāgīnāre to unsheathe, from vāgīna sheath]
 
evagi'nation
 
n

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