de·​lam·​i·​na·​tion | \ (ˌ)dē-ˌla-mə-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce delamination (audio) \

Definition of delamination

: separation into constituent layers

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delaminate \ (ˌ)dē-​ˈla-​mə-​ˌnāt How to pronounce delaminate (audio) \ intransitive verb

Examples of delamination in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Instead, players have turned to maple for reasons that range from audible satisfaction to Barry Bonds’ example to delamination. Frank Fitzpatrick,, "Ashes of an industry: A Pennsylvania tradition is dying, one baseball bat at a time," 14 June 2018

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First Known Use of delamination

1877, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of delamination was in 1877

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“Delamination.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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Medical Definition of delamination

1 : separation into constituent layers
2 : gastrulation in which the endoderm is split off as a layer from the inner surface of the blastoderm and the archenteron is represented by the space between this endoderm and the yolk mass

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