invaginate


in·vag·i·nate

verb \in-ˈva-jə-ˌnāt\
in·vag·i·nat·edin·vag·i·nat·ing

Definition of INVAGINATE

transitive verb
2
:  to fold in so that an outer becomes an inner surface
intransitive verb
:  to undergo invagination

Origin of INVAGINATE

Medieval Latin invaginatus, past participle of invaginare, from Latin in- + vagina sheath
First Known Use: circa 1656

in·vag·i·nate

verb \in-ˈvaj-ə-ˌnāt\   (Medical Dictionary)
in·vag·i·nat·edin·vag·i·nat·ing

Medical Definition of INVAGINATE

transitive verb
1
: to cover or enclose (as within the body)
2
: to fold in so that an outer becomes an inner surface <invaginate the sac into the lumen—E. A. Graham>
intransitive verb
: to undergo invagination <a condition in which a portion of the intestine invaginates into the adjacent segment—New England Journal of Medicine>

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