delamination

[ dee-lam-uh-ney-shuh n ]
/ 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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Nearby words

  1. delagoa bay,
  2. delaine,
  3. delaine merino,
  4. delamater,
  5. delaminate,
  6. deland,
  7. delaney,
  8. delaney amendment,
  9. delaney, shelagh,
  10. delannoy

Origin of delamination

First recorded in 1875–80; de- + lamination

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Word Origin and History for delamination

delamination

n.

1877, from de- + lamination.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine 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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