[verb in-vaj-uh-neyt; adjective in-vaj-uh-nit, -neyt] /verb ɪnˈvædʒ əˌneɪt; adjective ɪnˈvædʒ ə nɪt, -ˌneɪt/
verb (used with object), invaginated, invaginating.
to insert or receive, as into a sheath; sheathe.
to fold or draw (a tubular organ) back within itself; intussuscept.
verb (used without object), invaginated, invaginating.
to become invaginated; undergo .
to form a pocket by turning in.
folded or turned back upon itself.
(pathol) to push one section of (a tubular organ or part) back into itself so that it becomes ensheathed; intussuscept
(intransitive) (of the outer layer of an organism or part) to undergo invagination
adjective (ɪnˈvædʒɪnɪt; -ˌneɪt)
(of an organ or part) folded back upon itself
1650s, from Medieval Latin invaginatus, past participle of invaginare “to put into a sheath,” from Latin in- “in” (see in- (2)) + vagina “a sheath” (see vagina). Related: Invaginated; invagination.
invaginate in·vag·i·nate (ĭn-vāj’ə-nāt’)
v. in·vag·i·nat·ed, in·vag·i·nat·ing, in·vag·i·nates
To infold or become infolded so as to form a hollow space within a previously solid structure, as in the formation of a gastrula from a blastula.
[in-vaj-uh-ney-shuh n] /ɪnˌvædʒ əˈneɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the act or process of . 2. Embryology. the inward movement of a portion of the wall of a blastula in the formation of a gastrula. 3. Pathology. (def 3). 4. a form or shape resulting from an infolded tissue. /ɪnˌvædʒɪˈneɪʃən/ noun 1. (pathol) the process of invaginating […]
[in-vuh-lid; British in-vuh-leed] /ˈɪn və lɪd; British ˈɪn vəˌlid/ noun 1. an infirm or sickly person. 2. a person who is too sick or weak to care for himself or herself: My father was an invalid the last ten years of his life. 3. Archaic. a member of the armed forces disabled for active service. […]
[in-val-i-deyt] /ɪnˈvæl ɪˌdeɪt/ verb (used with object), invalidated, invalidating. 1. to render ; discredit. 2. to deprive of legal force or efficacy; nullify. /ɪnˈvælɪˌdeɪt/ verb (transitive) 1. to render weak or ineffective, as an argument 2. to take away the legal force or effectiveness of; annul, as a contract v. 1640s, from invalid + -ate […]
[in-val-i-deyt] /ɪnˈvæl ɪˌdeɪt/ verb (used with object), invalidated, invalidating. 1. to render ; discredit. 2. to deprive of legal force or efficacy; nullify. /ɪnˈvælɪˌdeɪt/ verb (transitive) 1. to render weak or ineffective, as an argument 2. to take away the legal force or effectiveness of; annul, as a contract n. 1771, noun of action from […]