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 epibol?, 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 gwelə- 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”)