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invaginate

[ verb in-vaj-uh-neyt; adjective in-vaj-uh-nit, -neyt ]
/ verb 瑟n藞v忙d蕭 蓹藢ne瑟t; adjective 瑟n藞v忙d蕭 蓹 n瑟t, -藢ne瑟t /
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verb (used with object), in路vag路i路nat路ed, in路vag路i路nat路ing.
to insert or receive, as into a sheath; sheathe.
to fold or draw (a tubular organ) back within itself; intussuscept.
verb (used without object), in路vag路i路nat路ed, in路vag路i路nat路ing.
to become invaginated; undergo invagination.
to form a pocket by turning in.
adjective
folded or turned back upon itself.
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Origin of invaginate

1650鈥60; <Medieval Latin inv膩g墨n膩tus, past participle of inv膩g墨n膩re to sheathe. See in-2, vaginate

OTHER WORDS FROM invaginate

un路in路vag路i路nat路ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for invaginate

invaginate

verb (瑟n藞v忙d蕭瑟藢ne瑟t)
pathol to push one section of (a tubular organ or part) back into itself so that it becomes ensheathed; intussuscept
(intr) (of the outer layer of an organism or part) to undergo invagination
adjective (瑟n藞v忙d蕭瑟n瑟t, -藢ne瑟t)
(of an organ or part) folded back upon itself

Derived forms of invaginate

invaginable, adjective

Word Origin for invaginate

C19: from Medieval Latin inv膩g墨n膩re, from Latin in- 虏 + v膩g墨na sheath
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for invaginate

invaginate
[ 沫n-v膬j蓹-n膩t鈥 ]

v.
To infold or become infolded so as to form a hollow space within a previously solid structure, as in the formation of a gastrula from a blastula.
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