epiboly

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noun epib·o·ly \i-ˈpi-bə-lē\

Definition of epiboly

plural

epibolies

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

epibolic

play \ˌe-pə-ˈbä-lik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of epiboly

Greek epibolē addition, from epiballein to throw on, from epi- + ballein to throw — more at devil


First Known Use: 1875


Medical Dictionary

epiboly

noun epib·o·ly
variants: also

epibole

\i-ˈpib-ə-lē\play

Medical Definition of epiboly

plural

epibolies

also

epiboles

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

epibolic

\ˌep-ə-ˈbäl-ik\play adjective

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