- indeterminate cleavage
- indeterminate cleavage n cleavage in which all the early divisions produce blastomeres with the potencies of the entire zygote compare DETERMINATE CLEAVAGE
* * *division of the zygote that follows a less rigid cleavage pattern, the blastomeres having more developmental possibilities than they usually show, each of which, when isolated, being capable of developing into a normal embryo.
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