epiboly

noun

epib·​o·​ly i-ˈpi-bə-lē How to pronounce epiboly (audio)
plural epibolies
: the growing of one part about another
especially : such growth of the dorsal lip area during gastrulation
epibolic adjective

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of epiboly was in 1875

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Cite this Entry

“Epiboly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epiboly. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

epiboly

noun
epib·​o·​ly
variants also epibole
plural epibolies also epiboles -lēz How to pronounce epiboly (audio)
: the growing of one part about another
especially : such growth of the dorsal lip area during gastrulation
epibolic adjective

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