from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of unsheathing. Craig.
  • noun In zoology: The act or process of evaginating, unsheathing, or withdrawing; hence, a protrusion of some part or organ.
  • noun That which is protruded, unsheathed, or evaginated: said of any protrusible part or organ.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of unsheathing.
  • noun An outgrowth or protruded part.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of evaginating


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  • the verb form evaginate means "to turn inside out, or cause to protrude by eversion, as a tubular organ"

    December 9, 2008