in·​vag·​i·​nate | \ in-ˈva-jə-ˌnāt How to pronounce invaginate (audio) \
invaginated; invaginating

Definition of invaginate

transitive verb

2 : to fold in so that an outer becomes an inner surface

First Known Use of invaginate

circa 1656, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

History and Etymology for invaginate

Medieval Latin invaginatus, past participle of invaginare, from Latin in- + vagina sheath

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in·​vag·​i·​nate | \ in-ˈvaj-ə-ˌnāt How to pronounce invaginate (audio) \
invaginated; invaginating

Medical Definition of invaginate

transitive verb

1 : to cover or enclose (as within the body)
2 : to fold in so that an outer becomes an inner surface invaginate the sac into the lumen— E. A. Graham

intransitive verb

: to undergo invagination a condition in which a portion of the intestine invaginates into the adjacent segmentNew England Journal of Medicine

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