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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 basal part of the plasma membrane of these cells exhibits few deep basal infoldings which are closely related to elongated mitochondria that lie in the basal region of such cells (Figs.
These tough infoldings of the meninges, guides the direction of brain deformation despite their very small negligible volume.
Infoldings in the limbus, which greatly increase its surface area, are known as the palisades of Vogt.
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).
Focal papillary infoldings of hyperplastic follicular cells extended into the dilated follicles (Figure 3).
The fluorescence also extended into shallow infoldings of the ventral epithelium that often developed following algae lysis (Fig.
For as the animal Spirits, for the various acts of Imagination and Memory, ought to be moved within certain and distinct limited or bounded places, and those motions to be often iterated or repeated through the same tracts or paths: for that reason, these manifold convolutions and infoldings of the brain are required for these divers manners of ordinations of the animal Spirits, to wit, that in these Cells or Store-houses severally placed, might be kept the species of sensible things, and as occasion serves, may be taken from thence.
The LP lobes consist of a flat luminal surface lined by cuboidal to low columnar epithelial cells that form very little infoldings. The glandular lumen may show different sizes, from small to large, and contains eosinophilic secretion.
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 lamina propria contained numerous tubules and structures that were cystically dilated.