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infold Syllabification: in·fold
Pronunciation: /inˈfōld/

Definition of infold in English:


[with object]
1Turn or fold inward; invaginate: (as adjective infolded) an ovary formed from the infolded carpel
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  • These animals have meroblastic eggs and infold the endoderm through a primitive streak.
  • It is as if the two spaces were collapsing around a single hinge, as if space has been infolded.
  • Rather, they appear as relatively small crustal domains infolded with younger, Pan-African rock assemblages.
2 dated variant spelling of enfold.


an infolding of mesodermal tissues
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  • The amount of infolding of these neurons was similar to that of neurons in the ganglion.
  • Structures such as labyrinthodont infolding of the dentine, that only appear late in labyrinthodont ontogeny, are seen in only the very largest lepospondyls.
  • The lesion is thought to develop from infolding of thickened visceral pleura with collapse of the intervening lung parenchyma.
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