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[em-buh-lee] /ˈɛm bə li/
noun, plural embolies. Embryology.
the pushing or growth of one part into another, as in the formation of certain gastrulas.
Origin of emboly
1875-80; < Greek embolḗ a putting into place, akin to embállein to throw in Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for emboly


noun (pl) -lies
another name for invagination (sense 3)
Word Origin
C19: from Greek embolē an insertion, from emballein to throw in; see emblem
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emboly in Medicine

emboly em·bo·ly (ěm'bə-lē)
The formation of a gastrula from a blastula by invagination.

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