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Meaning of INVAGINATE

Pronunciation:  in'vaju`neyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  fold inwards, of certain organs
  2. [v]  sheathe, as in botany; "The chrysalis is invaginated"
 

INVAGINATE is a 10 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: introvert
 
 See Also: draw in, intussuscept, retract, sheathe

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \In*vag"i*nate\, v. t.
    To insert as in a sheath; to produce intussusception in.
    
    
  2. \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.
    
    
 

 

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