a splitting apart into layers.
Embryology. the separation of a primordial cell layer into two layers by a process of cell migration.
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How to use delamination in a sentence
In it cleavage gives rise to a solid mass, which divides by delamination into two layers, the ectoderm and endoderm.
It arises, however, by delamination from the ectoderm, the tube being a secondary acquisition.
The two layers are as before the epiblast and hypoblast, and the process by which they originate is known as delamination.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume II (of 4) | Francis Maitland Balfour
delamination is constant (with the doubtful exception of some Tubularid) amongst the Hydromedus and Siphonophora.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume II (of 4) | Francis Maitland Balfour