eversion

noun
ever·​sion | \ i-ˈvər-zhən How to pronounce eversion (audio) , -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 How to pronounce eversion (audio) \ adjective

Examples of eversion in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eversion. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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eversion

noun
ever·​sion | \ i-ˈvər-zhən, -shən How to pronounce eversion (audio) \

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 How to pronounce eversion (audio) \ adjective

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