A turning or folding inwards; an inward fold.
- 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.
For editors and proofreaders
Line breaks: in|fold|ing
Definition of infolding in:
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.