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evaginate

[ih-vaj-uh-neyt]
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verb (used with object), e·vag·i·nat·ed, e·vag·i·nat·ing.
  1. to turn inside out, or cause to protrude by eversion, as a tubular organ.
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Origin of evaginate

1650–60; < Late Latin ēvāgīnātus (past participle of ēvāgīnāre) unsheathed, equivalent to ē- e-1 + vāgīn(a) scabbard, sheath (see vagina) + -ātus -ate1
Related formse·vag·i·na·ble [ih-vaj-uh-nuh-buh l] /ɪˈvædʒ ə nə bəl/, adjectivee·vag·i·na·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for evaginate

evaginate

verb
  1. (tr) med to turn (an organ or part) inside out; turn the outer surface of (an organ or part) back on itself
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Derived Formsevagination, noun

Word Origin

C17: from Late Latin ēvāgīnāre to unsheathe, from vāgīna sheath
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Word Origin and History for evaginate

v.

"to turn (a tube) inside out," 1650s, from Latin evaginatus, past participle of evaginare "to unsheathe," from ex- (see ex-) + vagina (see vagina). Related: Evaginated; evaginating.

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