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 (văj′ə-nĭt, -nāt′) also vag·i·nat·ed (-nā′tĭd)
1. Forming or enclosed in a sheath.
2. Resembling a sheath.
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(ˈvædʒɪnɪt; -ˌneɪt)
1. (Botany) (esp of plant parts) having a sheath; sheathed: a vaginate leaf.
2. (Biology) (esp of plant parts) having a sheath; sheathed: a vaginate leaf.
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(ˈvædʒ ə nɪt, -ˌneɪt)

having a vagina or sheath; sheathed.
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Leaves with a petiole, 0.3-1.5(3.5) cm long, vaginate to 1/2 of the length, petiolar margins reduced, membranaceous and translucid, extending through ca.
Leaves pinnately veined, pubescent; basal leaves rosulate, base inflated and vaginate; pseudopetiolate; blades broadly elliptic, margin runcinate to pinnately partite; upper leaves similar to the basal ones but reduced, or lacking; sessile to decurrent.
Six produits potentiels sont susceptibles d'entrer bientot dans la Phase 3 des essais cliniques multi-centraux a grande echelle pour qu'on evalue l'efficacite dans la prevention de la transmission vaginate du VIH.