cleavage plane


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cleavage plane

[′klēv·ij ‚plān]
(crystallography)
Plane along which a crystalline substance may be split.

cleavage plane

In a crystalline material, such as certain types of rocks, a plane along which splitting takes place most easily.
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The renal upper pole was then excised along the atrophic cleavage plane using a ligasure device.
It appears that the interlocking bands predict the complex cleavage planes of simultaneous cytokinesis after meiosis in much the saine way as the single PPB predicts the simple cleavage plane of mitosis.
Cell elongation enables long chromatids to clear the cleavage plane in time for cell division to occur properly.
These lesions are limited to the external cortex, so a cleavage plane where the tumor meets normal bone is readily encountered.
The initial cleavage plane parallels that of the egg axis in most bivalves causing the egg to divide into one smaller blastomere AB and a larger CD.
Though the spindle and its two poles together can determine this cleavage plane, several researchers have suggested that chromosomes actually mark the location.
This unique instrument gently separates a thin layer of living cells, called the epithelium, on the outside of the eye, along a natural cleavage plane.
A cleavage plane was then formed, and the lesion was excised en bloc with endoscopic instruments.
For breaker applications, it is not necessary for the fabric to completely cover the total contact cross-section, as long as at least 20-30% is covered, a notch or cleavage plane is produced [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 4B OMITTED].
Instead a unique hand-held instrument (the Centurion SES(TM)) uses disposable separators (the EpiEdge(TM)) to gently peel back the epithelium along a natural cleavage plane.
They are possibly attributable to reactivation of the cleavage planes during Carboniferous strike slip.