in vaginate

invaginate

[v. in-vaj-uh-neyt; adj. in-vaj-uh-nit, -neyt]
verb (used with object), invaginated, invaginating.
1.
to insert or receive, as into a sheath; sheathe.
2.
to fold or draw (a tubular organ) back within itself; intussuscept.
verb (used without object), invaginated, invaginating.
3.
to become invaginated; undergo invagination.
4.
to form a pocket by turning in.
adjective
5.
folded or turned back upon itself.

Origin:
1650–60; < Medieval Latin invāgīnātus, past participle of invāgīnāre to sheathe. See in-2, vaginate

uninvaginated, adjective
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invaginate
 
vb
1.  pathol to push one section of (a tubular organ or part) back into itself so that it becomes ensheathed; intussuscept
2.  (intr) (of the outer layer of an organism or part) to undergo invagination
 
adj
3.  (of an organ or part) folded back upon itself
 
[C19: from Medieval Latin invāgīnāre, from Latin in-² + vāgīna sheath]
 
in'vaginable
 
adj

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invaginate in·vag·i·nate (ĭn-vāj'ə-nāt')
v. in·vag·i·nat·ed, in·vag·i·nat·ing, in·vag·i·nates
To infold or become infolded so as to form a hollow space within a previously solid structure, as in the formation of a gastrula from a blastula.

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