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English noun: intussusception

1. intussusception (process) the folding in of an outer layer so as to form a pocket in the surface

SamplesThe invagination of the blastula.

Synonymsinfolding, introversion, invagination

Broader (hypernym)biological process, organic process

2. intussusception (process) (biology) growth in the surface area of a cell by the deposit of new particles between existing particles in the cell wall

Broader (hypernym)development, growing, growth, maturation, ontogenesis, ontogeny

Domain categorybiological science, biology

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