epiboly[ē pib′ə lē]
Embryology the growth of a group of cells around another group, resulting from the more rapid division of the former, as in forming a gastrula
Origin of epibolyClassical Greek epibolē, a throwing upon ; from epiballein, to throw upon ; from epi-, on, upon + ballein, to throw: see ball
The growth of a rapidly dividing group of cells around a more slowly dividing group of cells, as in the formation of a gastrula.
Origin of epibolyGreek epibolē, a throwing or laying on, from epiballein, to throw on : epi-, epi- + ballein, to throw; see gwel&schwa;- in Indo-European roots.
- (embryology) The expansion of one cell sheet over other cells, as takes place during gastrulation or secondary intention wound healing.
From Ancient Greek ἐπιβολή (ἐpivolí, “addition”)