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Meaning of invaginate

in•vag•i•nate

Pronunciation: (v.in-vaj'u-nāt"adj.in-vaj'u-nit, -nāt"), [key]
— v., adj. -nat•ed, -nat•ing,
—v.t.
  1. to insert or receive, as into a sheath; sheathe.
  2. to fold or draw (a tubular organ) back within itself; intussuscept.
—v.i.
  1. to become invaginated; undergo invagination.
  2. to form a pocket by turning in.
—adj.
  1. folded or turned back upon itself.
  2. sheathed.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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