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[em-buh-lee] /ˈɛm bə li/

noun, plural embolies. Embryology.
the pushing or growth of one part into another, as in the formation of certain gastrulas.
noun (pl) -lies
another name for invagination (sense 3)

emboly em·bo·ly (ěm’bə-lē)
The formation of a gastrula from a blastula by invagination.


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