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in·vag·i·nate

 (ĭn-văj′ə-nāt′)
tr. & intr.v. in·vag·i·nat·ed, in·vag·i·nat·ing, in·vag·i·nates
1. To enclose or become enclosed in a sheath or similar covering.
2. To turn or become turned inward.
3. 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.

[Medieval Latin invāgīnāre, invāgīnāt- : Latin in-, in; see in-2 + Latin vāgīna, sheath.]

invaginate

vb
1. (Pathology) pathol to push one section of (a tubular organ or part) back into itself so that it becomes ensheathed; intussuscept
2. (Biology) (intr) (of the outer layer of an organism or part) to undergo invagination
adj
(Biology) (of an organ or part) folded back upon itself
[C19: from Medieval Latin invāgīnāre, from Latin in-2 + vāgīna sheath]
inˈvaginable adj

in•vag•i•nate

(v. ɪnˈvædʒ əˌneɪt; adj. -nɪt, -ˌneɪt)

v. -nat•ed, -nat•ing,
adj. v.t.
1. to insert or receive, as into a sheath; sheathe.
2. to fold or draw (a tubular anatomical structure) back within itself; intussuscept.
v.i.
3. to become invaginated; undergo invagination.
4. to form a pocket by turning in.
adj.
5. folded or turned back upon itself.
6. sheathed.
[1650–60; < Medieval Latin invāgīnāre to sheathe]

invaginate


Past participle: invaginated
Gerund: invaginating

Imperative
invaginate
invaginate
Present
I invaginate
you invaginate
he/she/it invaginates
we invaginate
you invaginate
they invaginate
Preterite
I invaginated
you invaginated
he/she/it invaginated
we invaginated
you invaginated
they invaginated
Present Continuous
I am invaginating
you are invaginating
he/she/it is invaginating
we are invaginating
you are invaginating
they are invaginating
Present Perfect
I have invaginated
you have invaginated
he/she/it has invaginated
we have invaginated
you have invaginated
they have invaginated
Past Continuous
I was invaginating
you were invaginating
he/she/it was invaginating
we were invaginating
you were invaginating
they were invaginating
Past Perfect
I had invaginated
you had invaginated
he/she/it had invaginated
we had invaginated
you had invaginated
they had invaginated
Future
I will invaginate
you will invaginate
he/she/it will invaginate
we will invaginate
you will invaginate
they will invaginate
Future Perfect
I will have invaginated
you will have invaginated
he/she/it will have invaginated
we will have invaginated
you will have invaginated
they will have invaginated
Future Continuous
I will be invaginating
you will be invaginating
he/she/it will be invaginating
we will be invaginating
you will be invaginating
they will be invaginating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been invaginating
you have been invaginating
he/she/it has been invaginating
we have been invaginating
you have been invaginating
they have been invaginating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been invaginating
you will have been invaginating
he/she/it will have been invaginating
we will have been invaginating
you will have been invaginating
they will have been invaginating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been invaginating
you had been invaginating
he/she/it had been invaginating
we had been invaginating
you had been invaginating
they had been invaginating
Conditional
I would invaginate
you would invaginate
he/she/it would invaginate
we would invaginate
you would invaginate
they would invaginate
Past Conditional
I would have invaginated
you would have invaginated
he/she/it would have invaginated
we would have invaginated
you would have invaginated
they would have invaginated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.invaginate - sheathe; "The chrysalis is invaginated"
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
sheathe - cover with a protective sheathing; "sheathe her face"
2.invaginate - fold inwards; "some organs can invaginate"
draw in, retract - pull inward or towards a center; "The pilot drew in the landing gear"; "The cat retracted his claws"
intussuscept - introvert or invaginate; "the intussuscepted gut"
Translations

in·vag·i·nate

v. invaginar, replegar una porción de una estructura en otra parte de la misma.
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