From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Cleavage may refer to:


  • Cleavage (crystal), in mineralogy and materials science, a process of splitting a single crystal
  • Cleavage (geology), the foliation perpendicular to stress as a result of ductile deformation
  • Cleavage (embryo), in embryology, the division of cells in the early embryo
  • Cleavage (fiber), in optical fibers
  • Bond cleavage in chemistry and biochemistry, the splitting of chemical bonds.
  • In cell biology, the cleavage furrow is the indentation that begins the process of cleavage, by which animal cells undergo cytokinesis.


Other uses[edit]

See also[edit]