evagination

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To evagination
Collins
World English Dictionary
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

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Medical Dictionary

evagination e·vag·i·na·tion (ĭ-vāj'ə-nā'shən)
n.
The protrusion of some part or organ from its normal position.


e·vag'i·nate' v.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;