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[ih-vur-zhuh n, -shuh n]
  1. a turning or being turned outward or inside out.
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Origin of eversion

1425–75; late Middle English < Latin ēversiōn- (stem of ēversiō), equivalent to ēvers(us) (see eversible) + -iōn- -ion
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Examples from the Web for eversion

Historical Examples

  • Eversion of the foot, the inner side of the foot resting on the ground.

    Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry

    Maximilian Stern

  • These form little groups of a few to a dozen individuals suspended within the brood-capsules, but capable of eversion from them.

  • The first object is to close the wound, but unless in eversion of the womb this is practically impossible.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse

    United States Department of Agriculture

  • The one below this was at some past period the eversion of the margin at what was at that time the extremity.


    Philip Henry Gosse

  • There are two between the astragalus and calcaneum, and at these inversion and eversion of the foot largely occur.

eversion in Medicine


  1. A turning outward, as of the eyelid.
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