determinate cleavage


determinate cleavage
n.
cell division in a fertilized or unfertilized egg resulting in daughter cells that are no longer able to produce a complete embryo by themselves

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  • indeterminate cleavage — n cleavage in which all the early divisions produce blastomeres with the potencies of the entire zygote compare DETERMINATE CLEAVAGE * * * division of the zygote that follows a less rigid cleavage pattern, the blastomeres having more… …   Medical dictionary

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