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infolding

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Pronunciation: /ˈɪnfəʊldɪŋ
 
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Definition of infolding in English:

noun

technical
A turning or folding inwards; an inward fold.
Example sentences
  • The head region of the embryo is demarcated anterior to the node by the head fold, an infolding of the blastoderm composed of both ectoderm and endoderm.
  • For example, most metazoans go through a developmental stage called a gastrula - a ball of cells with an infolding that later forms the gut.
  • In the octopus eye it is formed by an infolding of the surface cells on the head, which become thickened to form eye components.

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