cleavage

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cleav·age

noun \ˈklē-vij\

Definition of CLEAVAGE

1
: the series of synchronized mitotic cell divisions of the fertilized egg that results in the formation of the blastomeres and changes the single-celled zygote into a multicellular embryo; also : one of these cell divisions
2
: the splitting of a molecule into simpler molecules

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