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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The formation of a gastrula from a blastula by invagination.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. embolic invagination

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Embolic invagination. See under invagination.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In embryology, that mode of invagination by which a vesicular morula or blastosphere becomes a gastrula.

Etymologies

Greek embol─ô, insertion, from emballein, to insert; see emblem.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Ancient Greek a putting into. (Wiktionary)

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