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delamination

[dee-lam-uh-ney-shuh n]
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noun
  1. a splitting apart into layers.
  2. Embryology. the separation of a primordial cell layer into two layers by a process of cell migration.
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Origin of delamination

First recorded in 1875–80; de- + lamination
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n.

1877, from de- + lamination.

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delamination in Medicine

delamination

(dē-lăm′ə-nāshən)
n.
  1. A splitting or separation into layers.
  2. The splitting of the blastoderm into two layers of cells to form a gastrula.
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