vaginate

adjective
vag·​i·​nate | \ ˈvajəˌnāt, -nə̇t \
variants: or vaginated \ -​ˌnātə̇d \

Definition of vaginate

: invested with or as if with a sheath

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History and Etymology for vaginate

vaginate borrowed from New Latin vaginatus, going back to Medieval Latin, “sheathed,” from Latin vāgīna “sheath” + -ātus -ate entry 3; vaginated from New Latin vaginatus + -ed entry 1

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“Vaginate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vaginate. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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