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evagination

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noun evag·i·na·tion \i-ˌva-jə-ˈnā-shən\

Definition of evagination

  1. 1 :  an act or instance of everting

  2. 2 :  a product of eversion :  outgrowth



Origin and Etymology of evagination

Late Latin evagination-, evaginatio, act of unsheathing, from Latin evaginare to unsheathe, from e- + vagina sheath


First Known Use: circa 1676


Medical Dictionary

evagination

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noun evag·i·na·tion \i-ˌvaj-ə-ˈnā-shən\

Medical Definition of evagination

  1. 1:  a process of turning outward or inside out <evagination of a plasma membrane>

  2. 2:  a part or structure that is produced by evagination

evaginate

\i-ˈvaj-ə-ˌnāt\play transitive verb

evaginated

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evaginating




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