delamination

[ dee-lam-uh-ney-shuhn ]
/ diˌlæm əˈneɪ ʃən /

noun

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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Origin of delamination

First recorded in 1875–80; de- + lamination
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Medical definitions for delamination

delamination
[ dē-lăm′ə-nāshən ]

n.

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