Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

invagination

play
noun in·vag·i·na·tion \-ˌva-jə-ˈnā-shən\

Definition of invagination

  1. 1 :  an act or process of invaginating; specifically :  the formation of a gastrula by an infolding of part of the wall of the blastula

  2. 2 :  an invaginated part



Circa 1658

First Known Use of invagination

circa 1658


Medical Dictionary

invagination

play
noun in·vag·i·na·tion \-ˌvaj-ə-ˈnā-shən\

Medical Definition of invagination

  1. 1:  an act or process of invaginating: asa:  the formation of a gastrula by an infolding of part of the wall of the blastulab:  intestinal intussusception

  2. 2:  an invaginated part




Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up invagination? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to make consistent or congruous

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

alphabet-pasta-spelling-help

Which is the correct spelling?

acommadate acommodate accomodate accommodate
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ