holoblastic cleavage

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hol·o·blas·tic cleav·age

cleavage in which the blastomeres are completely separated; the entire egg participates in cell division.

holoblastic cleavage

Cleavage of a fertilized egg into two parts (blastomeres), each of which can form an entirely separate individual.

holoblastic cleavage

see CLEAVAGE.
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This is thought to result from the complete cleavage of a single tooth bud.

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