variants or vaginated
: invested with or as if with a sheath

Word History


vaginate borrowed from New Latin vaginatus, going back to Medieval Latin, "sheathed," from Latin vāgīna "sheath" + -ātus -ate entry 3; vaginated from New Latin vaginatus + -ed entry 1

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“Vaginate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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