evaginate


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evaginate

(ĭ-văj′ə-nāt′)
tr.v. evagi·nated, evagi·nating, evagi·nates
To cause (a body part) to turn inside out by eversion of an inner surface.

e·vag′i·na′tion n.

evagination

(e-vaj-i-na'shun)
1. Emergence from a sheath.
2. Protrusion of an organ or part. See: invagination
evaginate (-nat), adjective

evaginate

to push out (e.g. a tubular organ), turn inside out or unsheath.
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The fact that this system can evaginate precociously in response to an ATP-containing medium (Hilfer and others 1977) implicates contractile forces in thyroid evagination and suggests an active role for microfilaments (Lewis 1955; Wessells and others 1971; Burnside 1973; Schroeder 1973) in the morphogenesis of this system.