- cleavage cavity,
- cleavage division,
- cleavage line,
- cleavage product,
- cleavage site
Origin of cleavage
Examples from the Web for cleavages
Israeli politics, however, involves far more actors, cleavages and ethno-religious interests.What Israel’s Election Outcome Means—And Doesn’t Mean|Yousef Munayyer|January 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Barytes, which crystallizes in the orthorhombic system, has two sets of cleavages, viz.
Writhing aqueous lines falling gradually into the cleavages.Modern Painters, Volume IV (of V)|John Ruskin
All these cleavages and divisions in the population continue in their effects to this day.The Quaker Colonies|Sydney G. Fisher
They were cloven, it was true, but the cleavages were great ulcers and livid putrefactions.The House of Pride|Jack London
On the best developed of the three cleavages the lustre is pearly, on other surfaces it is of the ordinary vitreous type.
The sense of "cleft between a woman's breasts in low-cut clothing" is first recorded 1946, defined in a "Time" magazine article [Aug. 5] as the "Johnston Office trade term for the shadowed depression dividing an actress' bosom into two distinct sections;" traditionally first used in this sense by U.S. publicist Joseph I. Breen (1888-1965), head of the Production Code Administration (replaced 1945 by Eric Johnston), enforcers of Hollywood self-censorship, in reference to Jane Russell's costumes and poses in "The Outlaw."
- The series of mitotic cell divisions by which a single fertilized egg cell becomes a many-celled blastula. Each division produces cells half the size of the parent cell.
- Any of the single cell divisions in such a series.