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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If the posterior wall was very thick and densely adherent to liver bed then actually a cleavage plane was created in the gall bladder wall itself and a part of the wall was left behind adherent to the liver, leaving a last portion of fundal attachment.
PV and PF can appear identical on direct immunofluorescence, even though the blister cleavage plane is very high in PF and usually just above the basal keratinocytes in PV
A number of landmark studies involving either physical or pharmacological manipulation of echinoderm eggs established the ability of the microtubules of the mitotic apparatus to specify the cleavage plane (reviewed in Rappaport, 1996; Burgess and Chang, 2005).
The finding of this radiopenic centre and the absence of connection to the adjacent bone, the so called cleavage plane, further aids in the differentiation of MO from malignant lesions of bone.
This was done to establish a cleavage plane at the apical region, which was identified by a smooth plane with clear vessels.
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.
Objective: To determine the anatomic location of the multifidus-longissimus intermuscular cleavage plane in a Chinese population and thereby to aid surgery by Wiltse's approach.
The tumor is identified and is dissected by the cleavage plane given by the capsule.
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.