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[dee-lam-uh-ney-shuh n] /diˌlæm əˈneɪ ʃən/
a splitting apart into layers.
Embryology. the separation of a primordial cell layer into two layers by a process of cell migration.
Origin of delamination
1875-80; de- + lamination Unabridged
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Word Origin and History for delamination

1877, from de- + lamination.

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delamination in Medicine

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

  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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