emboly

[em-buh-lee]

noun, plural em·bo·lies. Embryology.

the pushing or growth of one part into another, as in the formation of certain gastrulas.

Nearby words

  1. embolization,
  2. embolize,
  3. embololalia,
  4. embolus,
  5. embolus ,
  6. embonpoint,
  7. embosk,
  8. embosom,
  9. emboss,
  10. embossed

Origin of emboly

1875–80; < Greek embolḗ a putting into place, akin to embállein to throw in

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British Dictionary definitions for emboly

emboly

noun plural -lies

another name for invagination (def. 3)

Word Origin for emboly

C19: from Greek embolē an insertion, from emballein to throw in; see emblem

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Medicine definitions for emboly

emboly

[ĕmbə-lē]

n.

The formation of a gastrula from a blastula by invagination.

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