Carrie S. has been struggling with something. I’ll let her explain:
When I’m not reading romance, I’m slogging through The Greatest Show on Earth by Richard Dawkins. Most of it is quite entertaining, but the section on embryology was just brutal. I am almost as entirely clueless about embryology as I was when I started the chapter. As a perk, however, it did provide me with several exciting new vocabulary words. Check this out:
“In neurlation, as in gastrulation, invagination is much in evidence.”
Invagi-what? Seriously? I’m just going to start saying that, all the time. People will either think I’m a genius or a total perv. But wait, there’s more! For my new favorite words in their full glory, I submit the following excerpt:
“Gastrulation and neurulation are accomplished early in development and they affect the whole shape of the embryo. Invagination and other ‘inflating origami’ manoeuvres achieve these stages of early embryology, and they and similar tricks are involved later in development, when specialized organs like eyes and the heart are made.”
If that doesn’t cry out for a contest, I don’t know what does. So, use the word “invagination” in a sentence (or sentences). Extra-credit for using “gastrulation”. If it involves inflating origami, so much the better. Winner to be chosen by means of Sarah’s magical random winner-chooser technology. Winner receives unending glory, and I will make a $25 donation to the American Red Cross in your name.
Get your dictionaries out and start writing!
SB Sarah adds: Standard disclaimers apply. We are not being compensated for this contest. Void where prohibited. Spay and neuter your pets. Wax on, wax off.