discoidal cleavage

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of discoidal cleavage was circa 1909

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“Discoidal cleavage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/discoidal%20cleavage. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

discoidal cleavage

noun

: 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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