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in·fold

 (ĭn-fōld′)
v. in·fold·ed, in·fold·ing, in·folds
v.intr.
To fold inward.
v.tr.
To enfold.

in·fold′er n.
in·fold′ment n.
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Noun1.infolding - the folding in of an outer layer so as to form a pocket in the surfaceinfolding - the folding in of an outer layer so as to form a pocket in the surface; "the invagination of the blastula"
biological process, organic process - a process occurring in living organisms
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Recent POFs are amorphous and clearly show multiple infoldings of thecal and granulose cells Oocytes in the largest batch are 300-550 pm in diameter.
Glands range from small round to larger with papillary infoldings.
5A), broadly exposed in dorsal view; dorsal rim broadly and shallowly emarginated along midline; infolding of dorsal rim broad, flat, about 2 times as long along midline as longitudinal diameter of posterior aperture, with broad and deep central impression around posterior aperture; lateral margin with a distinct tubercle at each side; infolding of ventral rim thick, its dorsal margin broadly convex; infoldings of dorsal and ventral rim with long, erect pilosity except central impression.
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) fills the spaces between the infoldings of the brain, the ventricular system in the brain, and the space surrounding the brain within the skull and is about 100 percent water.
Ultrastructural changes at this stage paralleled the biochemical findings in that the mitochondria were dramatically altered in size and shape and there was extensive loss of the basal plasma membrane infoldings together with complex cisternal proliferation in proximal tubular cells.
The hyperplastic follicular epithelium forms infoldings into the lumen of the follicle, producing a stellate outline.