Associations to the word «Cleavage»


CLEAVAGE, noun. The act of cleaving or the state of being cleft. [from 19th c.]
CLEAVAGE, noun. (mineralogy) The tendency of a crystal to split along specific planes. [from 19th c.]
CLEAVAGE, noun. (biology) The repeated division of a cell into daughter cells after mitosis. [from 19th c.]
CLEAVAGE, noun. The hollow or separation between a woman's breasts, especially as revealed by a low neckline. [from 20th c.]
CLEAVAGE, noun. (chemistry) The splitting of a large molecule into smaller ones.
CLEAVAGE, noun. (politics) The division of voters into voting blocs.
CLEAVAGE FURROW, noun. (biology) The invagination of the cell membrane, at the equatorial plane of the cell, that characterizes the onset of cytokinesis in animal cells.
CLEAVAGE FURROWS, noun. Plural of cleavage furrow

Dictionary definition

CLEAVAGE, noun. The state of being split or cleft; "there was a cleavage between the liberal and conservative members".
CLEAVAGE, noun. The breaking of a chemical bond in a molecule resulting in smaller molecules.
CLEAVAGE, noun. (embryology) the repeated division of a fertilised ovum.
CLEAVAGE, noun. The line formed by a groove between two parts (especially the separation between a woman's breasts).
CLEAVAGE, noun. The act of cleaving or splitting.

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