de-lamination

delamination

[dee-lam-uh-ney-shuhn]
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:
1875–80; de- + lamination

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delamination
1877, from de- + lamination (see laminate).
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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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