cleavage plane

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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Blunt and sharp dissection helped to find a cleavage plane between the cyst wall and the ovarian cortex.
A knockdown of ASPM results in alterations in cleavage plane orientation, leading to a premature switch from symmetric to asymmetric cell division (Fish et al., 2006).
The first cleavage plane and the embryonic axis are determined by separate mechanisms in Xenopus laevis.
At the lower pole of the postoperative scar, inflammatory process spread in the intrapelvic region without extending to the left iliac muscle, but with no cleavage plane toward the ileal loops.
In most of the cases complete surgical excision is easily performed, because the capsule that surrounds the tumour presents a very evident cleavage plane. [8]
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.
The level IIA mass was separated from the submandibular gland by the facial vein, and a fatty cleavage plane was clearly visible between the mass and submandibular gland, both upon CT and US imaging.
TG cleavage fracture suggests that the ammonia vapor impregnates into the cleavage plane and weakened the cohesion strength.
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
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.
A small amount of this sonicated sample (referred to as PF8-K[C.sub.8]-[H.sub.2]O-SDS) was then further diluted with water and placed on a mica cleavage plane for analysis using atomic force microscopy (AFM; VN-8010, KEYENCE Corporation).