Invaginate In*vag"i*nate, Invaginated In*vag"i*na`ted, a. (Biol.) (a) Sheathed. (b) Having one portion of a hollow organ drawn back within another portion. [1913 Webster]

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  • invaginate — verb (invaginated, invaginating) –verb (t) /ɪnˈvædʒəneɪt/ (say in vajuhnayt) 1. to insert or receive as into a sheath; sheathe. 2. to fold or draw (a tubular organ, etc.) back within itself; introvert; intussuscept. –verb (i) /ɪnˈvædʒəneɪt/ (say… …  

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  • invaginate — v. /in vaj euh nayt /; adj. /in vaj euh nit, nayt /, v., invaginated, invaginating, adj. 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. 3. to become… …   Universalium

  • Cysticercus — Originally described as a genus of bladderworms, now known to be the encysted larvae of various taenioid tapeworms; the generic name is, however, retained as a convenience in referring to the larval encysted forms. See c.. SYN: bladderworm. [G.… …   Medical dictionary

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