1. [ noun ] (embryology) the repeated division of a fertilised ovum
Synonyms: segmentation
Related terms: cell_division pregnancy embryology
2. [ noun ] (chemistry) the breaking of a chemical bond in a molecule resulting in smaller molecules
Related terms: chemical_process
3. [ noun ] the act of cleaving or splitting
Related terms: division cleave
4. [ noun ] the state of being split or cleft
Related terms: state
5. [ noun ] (anatomy) the line formed by a groove between two parts (especially the separation between a woman's breasts)
Related terms: area
Similar spelling:   Cleaves