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delamination

[dee-lam-uh-ney-shuh n] /diˌlæm əˈneɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
a splitting apart into layers.
2.
Embryology. the separation of a primordial cell layer into two layers by a process of cell migration.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; de- + lamination
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Examples for delamination
  • For sure it couldn't be due to delamination of composites construction used in the structure.
  • High concentrations of impurities correlated with regions of delamination.
  • Repair delamination and corrosion in accordance with the service bulletin using mechanical fasteners, as necessary.
  • There is concern that this could potentially result in, or be caused by, internal structural delamination and/or failure.
  • Soiling and delamination of anti reflective coatings on internal optical components.
Word Origin and History for delamination
delamination
1877, from de- + lamination (see laminate).
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delamination in Medicine

delamination de·lam·i·na·tion (dē-lām'ə-nā'shən)
n.

  1. A splitting or separation into layers.

  2. The splitting of the blastoderm into two layers of cells to form a gastrula.

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