invagination

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noun in·vag·i·na·tion \in-ˌva-jə-ˈnā-shən\

Definition of invagination

  1. 1 :  an act or process of invaginating; specifically :  the formation of a gastrula by an infolding of part of the wall of the blastula

  2. 2 :  an invaginated part

Circa 1658

First Known Use of invagination

circa 1658


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invagination

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noun in·vag·i·na·tion \-ˌvaj-ə-ˈnā-shən\

Medical Definition of invagination

  1. 1:  an act or process of invaginating: asa:  the formation of a gastrula by an infolding of part of the wall of the blastulab:  intestinal intussusception

  2. 2:  an invaginated part

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