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v. in·fold·ed, in·fold·ing, in·folds
To fold inward.
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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The invasive tumor may be composed of irregular cystic and tubular glands, glands with intraluminal papillary infoldings, or cribriform glands (Figure 2, A and B).
The fluorescence also extended into shallow infoldings of the ventral epithelium that often developed following algae lysis (Fig.
Fourth decade (31-40 years)--Acini show infoldings.
The LP lobes consist of a flat luminal surface lined by cuboidal to low columnar epithelial cells that form very little infoldings.
The epithelial cells display extensive infoldings of the apical and basal plasma membranes associated with mitochondria and delicate, folded lateral membranes enclose narrow intercellular spaces.
Moreover, resveratrol prevented the reduction in podocyte number and the disruption of both podocyte foot processes and basal infoldings [257].
Any change from the usual rounded to oval shape of glands, like cystic dilatations, epithelial budding and infoldings, in transverse section of glands, were noted in 40X objective magnification and recorded as present or absent.
Occasionally, these papillary projections were noted to have complex infoldings.
The plasma membrane at the bases of the cells of the tubules exhibits deep basal infoldings into the cells.
The typical prostatic acini possessed papillary infoldings of the luminal epithelium and occasional cribriforming of the glands some degree of corpora amylacea was present (Fig.
2010), "Quantum Entanglements and Hauntological Relations of Inheritance: Dis/continuities, Spacetime Infoldings, and Justice-to-come," Derrida Today 3(2): 240-268.