Medical Definition of Invert

Invert: 1) To turn inward. To invert the foot is to move its forepart toward the midline of the body. 2) To turn upside down or inside out. Inversion of the nipple can be normal or be a sign of an underlying tumor. 3) To reverse in position or order. A DNA sequence may be inverted.

From the Latin invertere, from in- + vertere to turn.

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Reviewed on 12/11/2018