vaginate

[ vaj-uh-nit, -neyt ]
/ ˈvædʒ ə nɪt, -ˌneɪt /

adjective Botany.

having a vagina or sheath; sheathed.

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Origin of vaginate

From the New Latin word vāgīnātus, dating back to 1840–50. See vagina, -ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for vaginate

vaginate
/ (ˈvædʒɪnɪt, -ˌneɪt) /

adjective

(esp of plant parts) having a sheath; sheatheda vaginate leaf
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Medical definitions for vaginate

vaginate
[ văjə-nĭt, -nāt′ ]

adj.

Forming or enclosed in a sheath.
Resembling a sheath.
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