vaginate

adjective vag·i·nate \ ˈvajəˌnāt , -nə̇t \
variants: or vaginated \-ˌnātə̇d\

Definition of vaginate

: invested with or as if with a sheath

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Origin and Etymology of vaginate

vaginate borrowed from New Latin vaginatus, going back to Medieval Latin, “sheathed,” from Latin vāgīna “sheath” + -ātus3-ate; vaginated from New Latin vaginatus +1-ed


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