- to place or receive into a sheath
Origin of invaginate; from Medieval Latin invaginatus, past participle of invaginare ; from Classical Latin in-, in + vagina, a sheath
- to become invaginated
- to grow inward to form a hollow or cavity, as in the formation of a gastrula
tr. & intr.v.in·vag·i·nat·ed, in·vag·i·nat·ing, in·vag·i·nates
- To enclose or become enclosed in a sheath or similar covering.
- To turn or become turned inward.
- 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.
Origin of invaginateMedieval Latin invag&imacron;nare, invag&imacron;nat- : Latin in-, in; see in–2 + Latin vag&imacron;na, sheath.
(third-person singular simple present invaginates, present participle invaginating, simple past and past participle invaginated)