invaginate

verb in·vag·i·nate \ in-ˈva-jə-ˌnāt \

Definition of invaginate

invaginated; invaginating
transitive verb
2 :to fold in so that an outer becomes an inner surface
intransitive verb
:to undergo invagination

Origin and Etymology of invaginate

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


Medical Dictionary

invaginate

verb in·vag·i·nate \ in-ˈvaj-ə-ˌnāt \

medical Definition of invaginate

invaginated; invaginating
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 segment
  • New England Journal of Medicine

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