[dee-lam-uh-ney-shuh n]


a splitting apart into layers.
Embryology. the separation of a primordial cell layer into two layers by a process of cell migration.

Origin of delamination

First recorded in 1875–80; de- + lamination Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for delamination

layer, stratum, lamination

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Word Origin and History for delamination

1877, from de- + lamination.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

delamination in Medicine




A splitting or separation into layers.
The splitting of the blastoderm into two layers of cells to form a gastrula.
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