noun ɛˈpɪbəli
The expansion of one cell sheet over other cells, as takes place during gastrulation.

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  • Epiboly — E*pib o*ly, n. [Cf. Gr. ? a throwing upon.] (Biol.) Epibolic invagination. See under {Invagination}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • epiboly — [ē pib′ə lē] n. [Gr epibolē, a throwing upon < epiballein, to throw upon < epi , on, upon + ballein, to throw: see BALL2] Embryology the growth of a group of cells around another group, resulting from the more rapid division of the former,… …   English World dictionary

  • epiboly — noun (plural lies) Etymology: Greek epibolē addition, from epiballein to throw on, from epi + ballein to throw more at devil Date: 1875 the growing of one part about another; especially such growth of the dorsal lip area during gastrulation •… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • epiboly — the thinning and spreading movement of the embryonic cell mass over the surface of the yolk, eventually encompassing the yolk completely …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • epiboly — См. epibole …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • epiboly — The process in early embryonic development in which a monolayer of dividing cells (blastoderm) spreads over the surface of a large yolk filled egg (eg. those of teleosts, reptiles and birds) …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • epiboly — epibolic /ep euh bol ik/, adj. /i pib euh lee/, n., pl. epibolies. Embryol. the movement and spreading out of cells into sheets of tissue that overlie or surround other groups of cells, esp. as in the formation of certain gastrulas. [1870 75; …   Universalium

  • epiboly — epib·o·ly also epib·o·le i pib ə lē n, pl lies also les lēz the growing of one part about another esp such growth of the dorsal lip area during gastrulation ep·i·bol·ic .ep ə bäl ik adj * * * epib·o·ly (e pibґo le) [Gr. epibolē cover] a… …   Medical dictionary

  • epiboly — epib·o·ly …   English syllables

  • epiboly — e•pib•o•ly [[t]ɪˈpɪb ə li[/t]] n. pl. lies dvl the movement of a group of cells over a more slowly dividing group, resulting in an outer and inner layer, as in a gastrula • Etymology: 1870–75; < Gk epibolḗ the act of throwing or laying on, n.… …   From formal English to slang

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