evagination

noun

evag·​i·​na·​tion i-ˌva-jə-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce evagination (audio)
1
: an act or instance of everting
2
: a product of eversion : outgrowth

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

circa 1676, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of evagination was circa 1676

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Cite this Entry

“Evagination.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/evagination. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

evagination

noun
evag·​i·​na·​tion i-ˌvaj-ə-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce evagination (audio)
1
: a process of turning outward or inside out
evagination of a plasma membrane
2
: a part or structure that is produced by evagination
evaginate transitive verb
evaginated; evaginating
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