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[dee-lam-uh-ney-shuh n]
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  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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Related Words for delamination

layer, stratum, lamination, delamination

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Word Origin and History for delamination


1877, from de- + lamination.

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delamination in Medicine


  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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