Epiboly Definition

The growth of a group of cells around another group, resulting from the more rapid division of the former, as in forming a gastrula.
Webster's New World

(embryology) The expansion of one cell sheet over other cells, as takes place during gastrulation or secondary intention wound healing.


Origin of Epiboly

  • Greek epibolē a throwing or laying on from epiballein to throw on epi- epi- ballein to throw gwelə- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek ἐπιβολή (ἐpivolí, “addition”)

    From Wiktionary

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