verb(be invaginated) chiefly Anatomy & Biology
- Be turned inside out or folded back on itself to form a cavity or pouch.More 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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