invagination

[ in-vaj-uh-ney-shuhn ]
/ ɪnˌvædʒ əˈneɪ ʃən /

noun

the act or process of invaginating.
Embryology. the inward movement of a portion of the wall of a blastula in the formation of a gastrula.
a form or shape resulting from an infolded tissue.

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Origin of invagination

First recorded in 1650–60; invaginate + -ion

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British Dictionary definitions for invagination

invagination
/ (ɪnˌvædʒɪˈneɪʃən) /

noun

pathol the process of invaginating or the condition of being invaginated; intussusception
pathol an invaginated organ or part
an infolding of the outer layer of cells of an organism or part of an organism so as to form a pocket in the surface, as in the embryonic development of a gastrula from a blastula
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Medical definitions for invagination

invagination
[ ĭn-văj′ə-nāshən ]

n.

The act or process of invaginating or the condition of being invaginated.
An invaginated organ or part.
The infolding of a portion of the outer layer of a blastula in the formation of a gastrula.
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