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invaginate

 [in-vaj´ĭ-nāt]
to infold one portion of a structure within another portion.

in·vag·i·nate

(in-vaj'i-nāt),
To ensheathe, infold, or insert a structure within itself or another.
[L. in, in, + vagina, a sheath]

invaginate

(ĭn-văj′ə-nāt′)
tr. & intr.v. invagi·nated, invagi·nating, invagi·nates
1. To enclose or become enclosed in a sheath or similar covering.
2. To turn or become turned inward.
3. To infold or become infolded so as to form a hollow space within a previously solid structure, as in the formation of a gastrula from a blastula.

in·vag·i·nate

(in-vaj'i-nāt)
To ensheathe, infold, or insert a structure within itself or another.
[L. in, in, + vagina, a sheath]

invaginate

to infold one portion of a structure within another portion.
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In sulcus vocalis, either the superficial layer of the lamina propria is absent altogether (usually causing severe dysphonia and requiring considerable vocal effort), or a portion of the epithelium invaginates through the superficial layer of the lamina propria and adheres to the vocal ligament.
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The nasolacrimal apparatus arises embryologically from a cord of surface ectoderm that invaginates between the maxillary and frontonasal processes, giving rise to the canaliculi proximally and the lacrimal sac and nasolacrimal duct distally.