discoidal cleavage

noun

Definition of discoidal cleavage

: meroblastic cleavage in which a disk of cells is produced at the animal pole of the zygote (as in bird eggs)

First Known Use of discoidal cleavage

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

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“Discoidal cleavage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/discoidal%20cleavage. Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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discoidal cleavage

noun

Medical Definition of discoidal cleavage

: meroblastic cleavage in which a disk of cells is produced at the animal pole of the zygote (as in bird eggs)

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