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The enfolding of a part of the wall of the blastula to form a gastrula.
The act of ensheathing or becoming ensheathed.
The process of burrowing or enfolding to form a hollow space within a previously solid structure, as the invagination of the nasal mucosa within a bone of the skull to form a paranasal sinus.



(1) In embryology, in-pouching, one of the processes of gastrulation, in which part of the wall of the embryo turns into its cavity and forms an inner layer, called the primitive entoderm.

(2) In medical practice, a form of intestinal obstruction in which a section of the gut works its way into (usually) a lower section, producing blockage of the lumen of the intestine. It is most often found in children.

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Ugur HC, Kahilogullari G, Attar A, Caglar S, Savas A, Egemen N, Neuronavigation assisted transoral-transpharyngeal approach for basilar invagination, Neurol Med Chir, 2006; 46, 306-308.
Diagnosing basilar invagination in the rheumatoid patient.
6] Milhorat, in a large prospective study of 364 symptomatic patients with Chiari I malformation, found that 65% had associated syrinx, 42% had scoliosis, and 12% had basilar invagination.