- 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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- another name for invagination (def. 3)
C19: from Greek embolē an insertion, from emballein to throw in; see emblem
- The formation of a gastrula from a blastula by invagination.
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