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epiboly

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noun epib·o·ly \i-ˈpi-bə-lē\

Definition of epiboly

plural epib·o·lies

  1. :  the growing of one part about another; especially :  such growth of the dorsal lip area during gastrulation

ep·i·bol·ic play \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

Medical Definition of epiboly

plural epib·o·lies also epib·o·les \-lēz\play

  1. :  the growing of one part about another; especially :  such growth of the dorsal lip area during gastrulation

  2. ep·i·bol·ic \ˌep-ə-ˈbäl-ik\play adjective



Variants of epiboly

also epib·o·le \i-ˈpib-ə-lē\play

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