Vaginate Vag"i*nate, Vaginated Vag"i*na`ted, a. [See {Vagina}.] Invested with, or as if with, a sheath; as, a vaginate stem, or one invested by the tubular base of a leaf. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • vaginate — [vaj′ə nit, vaj′ənāt΄] adj. [ModL vaginatus] 1. having a vagina or sheath; sheathed, as grass leaves 2. like a sheath …   English World dictionary

  • vaginate — adj. [L. vagina, sheath] Enclosed by a sheath …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • vaginate — /vaj euh nit, nayt /, adj. Bot. having a vagina or sheath; sheathed. [1840 50; < NL vaginatus. See VAGINA, ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • vaginate — adjective vaginated …   Wiktionary

  • vaginate — 1. To ensheathe; to enclose in a sheath. 2. Ensheathed; provided with a sheath. * * * vag·i·nate (vajґĭ nāt) enclosed in a sheath …   Medical dictionary

  • vaginate — adj. pertaining to the vagina; shaped like a sheath …   English contemporary dictionary

  • vaginate — a. (Bot.) Sheathed …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • vaginate — vag·i·nate …   English syllables

  • vaginate — vag•i•nate [[t]ˈvædʒ ə nɪt, ˌneɪt[/t]] adj. bot having a vagina or sheath; sheathed …   From formal English to slang

  • vaginate — /ˈvædʒənət/ (say vajuhnuht), / neɪt/ (say nayt) adjective having a vagina or sheath; sheathed. {vagin(a) + ate1} …   Australian English dictionary

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