Definition of evaginate in English:
verbBiology & Physiology
mid 17th century: from Latin evaginat- 'unsheathed', from the verb evaginare, from e- (variant of ex-) 'out of' + vagina 'sheath'.
- 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.
Definition of evaginate in:
- US English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan