epiboly

noun epib·o·ly \ i-ˈpi-bə-lē \

Definition of epiboly

plural epibolies
: 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


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epiboly

noun epib·o·ly
variants: also epibole play \i-ˈpib-ə-lē\

medical Definition of epiboly

plural epibolies also epiboles play \-lēz\
: the growing of one part about another; especially : such growth of the dorsal lip area during gastrulation

epibolic

play \ˌep-ə-ˈbäl-ik\ adjective

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