holoblastic cleavage

hol·o·blas·tic cleav·age

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

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

see CLEAVAGE.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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The zygote then undergoes radial, holoblastic cleavage and forms a hollow coeloblastula.
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Although microtubules have been correlated with cytoplasmic movements that follow fertilization in amphibians (4), ascidians (5), and annelids (6), these embryos do not form blastodisc caps and, unlike the squid, they undergo complete or holoblastic cleavage. Interestingly, ooplasmic segregation, blastodisc cap formation, and meroblastic cleavage all take place in the zebrafish embryo, but here microfilaments and not microtubules have been shown to direct the segregation of ooplasm from the yolk (7).