- the movement and spreading out of cells into sheets of tissue that overlie or surround other groups of cells, especially as in the formation of certain gastrulas.
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The epibolic gastrula of the Scorpion, of Isopods, and of other Arthropoda, seems also to be a derived gastrula.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume III (of 4)
Francis Maitland Balfour
The segmentation ends with the formation of an epibolic gastrula.
In ova with a partial segmentation there is usually some modification of the epibolic gastrula.
In Clepsine there is an epibolic gastrula, and mesoblastic bands like those in Euaxes are also formed.
- embryol a process that occurs during gastrulation in vertebrates, in which cells on one side of the blastula grow over and surround the remaining cells and yolk and eventually form the ectoderm
Word Origin for epiboly
- The growth of a rapidly dividing group of cells around a more slowly dividing group of cells, as in the formation of a gastrula.