- to turn outward or inside out.
Origin of evert
1375–1425 for earlier past participle sense; 1795–1805 for current sense; late Middle English < Latin ēvertere to overturn, equivalent to ē- e-1 + vertere to turn
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Examples from the Web for everted
For convenience of examination the eyelids can readily be everted.Special Report on Diseases of the Horse
United States Department of Agriculture
This operation consists in excision of the apex of the everted lid.
The edges were thick and everted, and surrounded with an erysipelatous inflammation.
The starfish obtains its food by enclosing it in its everted stomach and then withdrawing stomach and food into the body.Elementary Zoology, Second Edition
Vernon L. Kellogg
The wall was decorated with narrow horizontal bands and a wide foliate zone below the everted rim.Contributions From the Museum of History and Technology
Ivor Noel Hume
- (tr) to turn (an eyelid, the intestines, or some other bodily part) outwards or inside out
C16: from Latin ēvertere to overthrow, from vertere to turn
- Chris (tine). born 1954, US tennis player: winner of eighteen Grand Slam singles titles (1974–86), including the French Open a record seven times, the US Open a record six times, and Wimbledon three times
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- To turn inside out or outward.
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