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Definitions for invagination
ɪnˌvædʒ əˈneɪ ʃənin·vagi·na·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. invagination, introversionnoun

    the condition of being folded inward or sheathed

  2. invagination, introversion, intussusception, infoldingnoun

    the folding in of an outer layer so as to form a pocket in the surface

    "the invagination of the blastula"

GCIDE

  1. Invaginationnoun

    The inward movement of the wall of a tissue or cell, to form a cavity; also, the cavity thus formed.

  2. Invaginationnoun

    Specifically: (Biol., Embryology) The inward movement of one part of the wall of a blastula, to form a gastrula; the process of gastrulation, in which layers of the ovum are differentiated.

Wiktionary

  1. invaginationnoun

    The process where an anatomical part invaginates upon itself or into another structure.

  2. invaginationnoun

    One of the methods by which the various germinal layers of the ovum are differentiated.

Wikipedia

  1. Invagination

    Invagination is the process of a surface folding in on itself to form a cavity, pouch or tube. In developmental biology, invagination is a mechanism that takes place during gastrulation. This mechanism or cell movement happens mostly in the vegetal pole. Invagination consists of the folding of an area of the exterior sheet of cells towards the inside of the blastula. In each organism, the complexity will be different depending on the number of cells. Invagination can be referenced as one of the steps of the establishment of the body plan. The term, originally used in embryology, has been adopted in other disciplines as well. There is more than one type of movement for invagination. Two common types are axial and orthogonal. The difference between the production of the tube formed in the cytoskeleton and extracellular matrix. Axial can be formed at a single point along the axis of a surface. Orthogonal is linear and trough.

ChatGPT

  1. invagination

    Invagination is a process or condition in biology where a part of a structure folds inward or is pushed inside itself, creating a pocket or depression. It is often seen in the early stages of embryonic development.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Invaginationnoun

    the condition of an invaginated organ or part

  2. Invaginationnoun

    one of the methods by which the various germinal layers of the ovum are differentiated

  3. Etymology: [L. pref. in- + vagina sheath.]

Wikidata

  1. Invagination

    Invagination is the infolding of one part within another part of a structure, a folding that creates a pocket. The term, originally used in embryology, has been adopted in other disciplines as well.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Invagination

    in-vaj-i-nā′shun, n. intussusception. [L. in, not, vagina, a sheath.]

Entomology

  1. Invagination

    a pouch or sac formed by an infolding or indrawing of the outer surface.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of invagination in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of invagination in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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