eversion

noun
ever·sion | \i-ˈvər-zhən, -shən\

Definition of eversion 

1 : the act of turning inside out : the state of being turned inside out eversion of the bladder

2 : the condition (as of the foot) of being turned or rotated outward

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Other Words from eversion

eversible \i-ˈvər-sə-bəl \ adjective

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Made from thin polyethylene, the robot expands from its tip by eversion. Annalee Newitz, Ars Technica, "Meet your new fungible, phallic robot friend," 20 July 2017

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First Known Use of eversion

1567, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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eversion

noun
ever·sion | \i-ˈvər-zhən, -shən \

Medical Definition of eversion 

1 : the act of turning inside out : the state of being turned inside out eversion of the eyelid eversion of the bladder

2 : the condition (as of the foot) of being turned or rotated outward — compare inversion sense 1b

Other Words from eversion

eversible \-ˈvər-sə-bəl \ adjective

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