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e·pib·o·ly

, epibole (ē-pib'ŏ-lē),
1. A process involved in gastrulation of telolecithal eggs in which, as a result of differential growth, some of the cells of the protoderm move over the surface toward the lips of the blastopore.
2. Growth of epithelium in an organ culture to surround the underlying mesenchymal tissue.
[G. epibolē, a throwing or laying on]
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epiboly

(ĭ-pĭb′ə-lē)
n.
The growth of a rapidly dividing group of cells around a more slowly dividing group of cells, as in the formation of a gastrula.

ep′i·bol′ic (ĕp′ə-bŏl′ĭk) adj.
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e·pib·o·ly

, epibole (ē-pib'ŏ-lē)
1. A process involved in gastrulation of telolecithal eggs in which, as a result of differential growth, some cells of the protoderm move over the surface toward the lips of the blastopore.
2. Growth of epithelium in an organ culture to surround the underlying mesenchymal tissue.
[G. epibolē, a throwing or laying on]
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epiboly

the process by which a BLASTULA is converted into a GASTRULA by growth of ectoderm over the endoderm.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

e·pib·o·ly

, epibole (ē-pib'ŏ-lē)
Growth of epithelium in an organ culture to surround the underlying mesenchymal tissue.
[G. epibolē, a throwing or laying on]
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