determinate cleavage


: cleavage of an egg in which each division irreversibly separates portions of the zygote with specific potencies for further development compare indeterminate cleavage

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“Determinate cleavage.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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