epiboly

noun
epib·​o·​ly | \ i-ˈpi-bə-lē How to pronounce epiboly (audio) \
plural epibolies

Definition of epiboly

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

Other Words from epiboly

epibolic \ ˌe-​pə-​ˈbä-​lik How to pronounce epibolic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of epiboly

1875, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for epiboly

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

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“Epiboly.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epiboly. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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epiboly

noun
epib·​o·​ly
variants: also epibole \ i-​ˈpib-​ə-​lē How to pronounce epibole (audio) \
plural epibolies also epiboles\ -​lēz How to pronounce epiboles (audio) \

Medical Definition of epiboly

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

Other Words from epiboly

epibolic \ ˌep-​ə-​ˈbäl-​ik How to pronounce epibolic (audio) \ adjective

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