invaginate(redirected from invaginating)
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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.]
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
(Biology) (of an organ or part) folded back upon itself
[C19: from Medieval Latin invāgīnāre, from Latin in-2 + vāgīna sheath]
in•vag•i•nate(v. ɪnˈvædʒ əˌneɪt; adj. -nɪt, -ˌneɪt)
v. -nat•ed, -nat•ing,
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.
[1650–60; < Medieval Latin invāgīnāre to sheathe]
Past participle: invaginated
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|Verb||1.||invaginate - sheathe; "The chrysalis is invaginated"|
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"
v. invaginar, replegar una porción de una estructura en otra parte de la misma.