- to turn inside out, or cause to protrude by eversion, as a tubular organ.
Origin of evaginate
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- (tr) med to turn (an organ or part) inside out; turn the outer surface of (an organ or part) back on itself
C17: from Late Latin ēvāgīnāre to unsheathe, from vāgīna sheath
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Word Origin and History for evaginate
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