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Look up cleavage in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.

Cleavage in general refers to a division or separation of form. Its usage is heavily dependent on cultural context, where it may refer to: Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary is a Wikimedia Foundation project intended to be a free wiki dictionary (hence: Wiktionary) (including thesaurus and lexicon) in every language. ...


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Cleavage (crystal) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (299 words)
Basal cleavage: cleavage parallel to the base of a crystal, or to the plane of the lateral axes.
Octahedral, Dodecahedral, or Rhombohedral cleavage: cleavage parallel to the faces of an octahedron, dodecahedron, or rhombohedron (respectively).
Prismatic cleavage, cleavage parallel to a vertical Prism.
Cleavage (595 words)
Thus, blastomere volume is decreased during cleavage to produce the small, individual cellular units that participate in the subsequent morphogenic events that mold the embryo.
Cleavage also increases the number of nuclei, which amplifies the number of templates that will facilitate the later production of specialized proteins needed for formation of a functional organism.
At the end of cleavage, the somatic cell cycle is established.
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