Determinate cleavage | definition of determinate cleavage by Medical dictionary
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cleavage resulting in blastomeres each capable of developing only into a particular embryonic structure.
mitotic division of the fertilized ovum into blastomeres that are each destined to form a specific part of the embryo. Damage to or destruction of any of these cells results in malformation of an organism. Also called mosaic cleavage
. Compare indeterminate cleavage
. See also mosaic development