Invaginate



[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.
1.
to insert or receive, as into a sheath; sheathe.
2.
to fold or draw (a tubular organ) back within itself; intussuscept.
verb (used without object), invaginated, invaginating.
3.
to become invaginated; undergo .
4.
to form a pocket by turning in.
adjective
5.
folded or turned back upon itself.
6.
.
verb (ɪnˈvædʒɪˌneɪt)
1.
(pathol) to push one section of (a tubular organ or part) back into itself so that it becomes ensheathed; intussuscept
2.
(intransitive) (of the outer layer of an organism or part) to undergo invagination
adjective (ɪnˈvædʒɪnɪt; -ˌneɪt)
3.
(of an organ or part) folded back upon itself
v.

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.

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