[ em-buh-lee ]
/ ˈɛm bə li /
noun, plural em·bo·lies. 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
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British Dictionary definitions for emboly
/ (ˈɛmbəlɪ) /
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
[ ĕm′bə-lē ]
The formation of a gastrula from a blastula by invagination.
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