evagination

noun
evag·​i·​na·​tion | \ i-ˌva-jə-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce evagination (audio) \

Definition of evagination

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

First Known Use of evagination

circa 1676, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for evagination

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

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The first known use of evagination was circa 1676

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“Evagination.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/evagination. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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evagination

noun
evag·​i·​na·​tion | \ i-ˌvaj-ə-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce evagination (audio) \

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

Other Words from evagination

evaginate \ i-​ˈvaj-​ə-​ˌnāt How to pronounce evaginate (audio) \ transitive verb evaginated; evaginating

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