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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;Related formse·vag·i·na·ble [ih-vaj-uh-nuh-buh l] /ɪˈvædʒ ə nə bəl/, adjectivee·vag·i·na·tion, noun
< Late Latin ēvāgīnātus
(past participle of ēvāgīnāre
) unsheathed, equivalent to ē- e-1
) scabbard, sheath (see vagina
) + -ātus -ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for evagination
Derived Formsevagination, noun
- (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 evagination
"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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Related formse•vag′i•nate′ v.
- The protrusion of some part or organ from its normal position.
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