evaginate

[ ih-vaj-uh-neyt ]
/ ɪˈvædʒ əˌneɪt /

verb (used with object), e·vag·i·nat·ed, e·vag·i·nat·ing.

to turn inside out, or cause to protrude by eversion, as a tubular organ.

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

OTHER WORDS FROM evaginate

e·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
/ (ɪˈvædʒɪˌneɪt) /

verb

(tr) med to turn (an organ or part) inside out; turn the outer surface of (an organ or part) back on itself

Derived forms of evaginate

evagination, noun

Word Origin for evaginate

C17: from Late Latin ēvāgīnāre to unsheathe, from vāgīna sheath
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