evagination


evag·i·na·tion

noun \i-ˌva-jə-ˈnā-shən\

Definition of EVAGINATION

1
:  an act or instance of everting
2
:  a product of eversion :  outgrowth

Origin of EVAGINATION

Late Latin evagination-, evaginatio, act of unsheathing, from Latin evaginare to unsheathe, from e- + vagina sheath
First Known Use: circa 1676

evag·i·na·tion

noun \i-ˌvaj-ə-ˈnā-shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of EVAGINATION

1
: a process of turning outward or inside out <evagination of a plasma membrane>
2
: a part or structure that is produced by evagination—called also outpocketing, outpouching
evag·i·nate \i-ˈvaj-ə-ˌnāt\ transitive verb, evag·i·nat·ed evag·i·nat·ing

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