Definition of invaginate in English:

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Pronunciation: /inˈvajəˌnāt/


(be invaginated) chiefly Anatomy & Biology
Be turned inside out or folded back on itself to form a cavity or pouch.
Example sentences
  • In some areas, the lining cells invaginated into the underlying fibrous tissue and appeared as glandlike structures.
  • In the present study, transversely fractured and thin-sectioned images indicate that the pigment granule membrane is invaginated.
  • The base of the cuticular layer had a finely invaginated appearance.


Mid 17th century: back-formation from invagination.

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Syllabification: in·vag·i·nate

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