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  • adj. able to be turned inside out; able to be everted

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capable of being everted, or turned inside out. Also evertile.


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  • The male organs consists of two testes which connect to sperm ducts that unite and lead to an eversible copulatory cirrus.


  • Nemertines however, lack a protective cuticle or exoskeleton as well as stalked eyes, but have a characteristic eversible proboscis.

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  • Osmaterium - ia: fleshy, tubular, eversible processes producing a penetrating odor, capable of being projected through a slit in the prothoracic segment of certain Papilionid caterpillars, and from openings elsewhere in the bodies of other forms.

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  • Red in, well, harpoon-like proboscis and, uh ... eversible stomach.


  • In case you don't know, caecilians have sensory tentacles, sometimes have protrusible eyes, sometimes lack eyes entirely, often exhibit sophisticated parental care [maternal skin-feeding is going on in the middle image above], are incredibly long-bodied yet often lack tails, sometimes possess large, anatomically complex, eversible male sexual organs, and so on and so forth.

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