Definition of infold in English:


Pronunciation /inˈfōld/ /ɪnˈfoʊld/

transitive verb

[with object]
  • 1Turn or fold inward; invaginate.

    as adjective infolded ‘an ovary formed from the infolded carpel’
    • ‘These animals have meroblastic eggs and infold the endoderm through a primitive streak.’
    • ‘It is as if the two spaces were collapsing around a single hinge, as if space has been infolded.’
    • ‘Rather, they appear as relatively small crustal domains infolded with younger, Pan-African rock assemblages.’
  • 2dated

    variant spelling of enfold