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Evagination

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Evagination An outgrowth or protruded part.
    • Evagination The act of unsheathing.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n evagination The act of unsheathing. Craig.
    • n evagination In zoology: The act or process of evaginating, unsheathing, or withdrawing; hence, a protrusion of some part or organ.
    • n evagination That which is protruded, unsheathed, or evaginated: said of any protrusible part or organ.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. evaginatio, an extending, evaginare, to unsheathe; e, out + vagina, sheath

Usage

In literature:

Evaginate: extruded by eversion; turned inside out when extruded.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
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