transitive verb-·nat·ed, -·nat·ing
- to turn inside out
- to cause to protrude by turning inside out
Origin of evaginatefrom Classical Latin evaginatus, past participle of evaginare, to unsheathe from e-, from + vagina, a sheath
transitive verbe·vag·i·nat·ed, e·vag·i·nat·ing, e·vag·i·nates
Origin of evaginateLatin ēvāgīnāre ēvāgīnāt- to unsheath ē-, ex- ex- vāgīna sheath
(third-person singular simple present evaginates, present participle evaginating, simple past and past participle evaginated)
- (intransitive) To evert a body organ inside surface to outside.
- To cause a body organ or part to become inside-out.
Latin evaginare, to unsheath; ex-,from +vagina, sheath