epibolic
adjective see epiboly

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  • Epibolic — Ep i*bol ic, a. [Gr. ? to throw upon, add to; epi upon + ? to throw.] (Biol.) Growing or covering over; said of a kind of invagination. See under {Invagination}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • epibolic — |epə|bälik adjective : of, relating to, produced by, or involving epiboly epibolic invagination epibolic growth …   Useful english dictionary

  • epibolic — adj …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • epibolic — See epiboly. * * * …   Universalium

  • epibolic — ep·i·bol·ic …   English syllables

  • epibolic invagination — Invagination In*vag i*na tion, n. [L. pref. in + vagina sheath.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Biol.) The condition of an invaginated organ or part. [1913 Webster] 2. The inward movement of the wall of a tissue or cell, to form a cavity; also, the cavity… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • epiboly — epibolic /ep euh bol ik/, adj. /i pib euh lee/, n., pl. epibolies. Embryol. the movement and spreading out of cells into sheets of tissue that overlie or surround other groups of cells, esp. as in the formation of certain gastrulas. [1870 75; <… …   Universalium

  • embolic invagination — Invagination In*vag i*na tion, n. [L. pref. in + vagina sheath.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Biol.) The condition of an invaginated organ or part. [1913 Webster] 2. The inward movement of the wall of a tissue or cell, to form a cavity; also, the cavity… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Epiboly — E*pib o*ly, n. [Cf. Gr. ? a throwing upon.] (Biol.) Epibolic invagination. See under {Invagination}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Invagination — In*vag i*na tion, n. [L. pref. in + vagina sheath.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Biol.) The condition of an invaginated organ or part. [1913 Webster] 2. The inward movement of the wall of a tissue or cell, to form a cavity; also, the cavity thus formed.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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