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epiboly

noun epib·o·ly \i-ˈpi-bə-lē\
plural epib·o·lies

Definition of EPIBOLY

:  the growing of one part about another; especially :  such growth of the dorsal lip area during gastrulation
ep·i·bol·ic \ˌe-pə-ˈbä-lik\ adjective

Origin of EPIBOLY

Greek epibolē addition, from epiballein to throw on, from epi- + ballein to throw — more at devil
First Known Use: 1875

Rhymes with EPIBOLY

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epiboly

noun epib·o·ly
plural epib·o·lies also epib·o·les \-lēz\

Medical Definition of EPIBOLY

:  the growing of one part about another; especially :  such growth of the dorsal lip area during gastrulation
ep·i·bol·ic \ˌep-ə-ˈbäl-ik\ adjective

Variants of EPIBOLY

epib·o·ly also epib·o·le \i-ˈpib-ə-lē\

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