epiboly

noun
epib·o·ly | \i-ˈpi-bə-lē \
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 \ 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

noun
epib·o·ly
variants: also epibole \i-ˈpib-ə-lē \
plural epibolies also epiboles\-lēz \

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 \ adjective

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