[ 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.

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-buhl], /ɪˈvædʒ ə nə bəl/, adjective
  • e·vag·i·na·tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for evaginate


/ (ɪˈvædʒɪˌneɪt) /

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

Origin of evaginate

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

Derived forms of evaginate

  • evagination, noun

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