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evaginate

Syllabification: e·vag·i·nate
Pronunciation: /əˈvajəˌnāt
 
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Definition of evaginate in English:

verb

Biology & Physiology
(With reference to a tubular or pouch-shaped organ or structure) turn or be turned inside out.

Origin

mid 17th century: from Latin evaginat- 'unsheathed', from the verb evaginare, from e- (variant of ex-) 'out of' + vagina 'sheath'.

Derivatives

evagination

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Pronunciation: /iˌvajəˈnāSHən/
noun
Example sentences
  • The adenohypophysis, or anterior pituitary, is derived from an evagination of oral ectoderm of the dorsal median region of the stomodeum.
  • The normal pancreas is derived from several evaginations originating from the wall of the primitive duodenum.
  • On the other hand, rectal prolapse is a full-thickness evagination of the rectal wall outside the anal opening.

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