Definition of Cleavage cavity
1. Noun. The fluid-filled cavity inside a blastula.
Group relationships: Blastosphere, Blastula
Generic synonyms: Bodily Cavity, Cavity, Cavum
Derivative terms: Blastocoelic, Blastocoelic, Blastocoelic
Medical Definition of Cleavage cavity
1. The cavity in the blastula of a developing embryo. Synonym: blastocoele, cleavage cavity, segmentation cavity. Origin: blasto-+ G. Koilos, hollow (05 Mar 2000)
Lexicographical Neighbors of Cleavage Cavity
Literary usage of Cleavage cavity
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Quarterly Journal of Microscopical Science edited by Biologists Limited, The Company of. (1870)
"Even in the two first masses a nucleus may be detected, and the cleavage masses arrange themselves around a central cleavage cavity (cavity of Baer). ..."
2. Journal of Morphology by Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology (1897)
"The cleavage cavity in Amia has rather an interesting mode of origin. For the first appearance of this cavity is in the form of central vacuoles, ..."
3. Biological Bulletin by Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.) (1914)
"It differs from the first cleavage cavity, however; in addition to the lenticular spaces ... A central cleavage cavity again makes its appearance and again ..."
4. Text-book of the embryology of man and mammals by Oscar Hertwig, Edward Laurens Mark (1905)
"(«) In Amphioxus the cleavage-cavity is very large, and its wall consists of a single layer of cylindrical cells of nearly uniform size. ..."
5. Text-book of the Embryology of Invertebrates by Eúgen Korschelt, Karl Heider, Edward Laurens Mark, William McMichael Woodworth, Matilda Bernard, Martin Fountain Woodward (1900)
"A cleavage-cavity is sometimes first developed at this stage, by the partial separation of the layer of micromeres from the ..."
6. Handbook for the Physiological Laboratory by Edward Klein, John Burdon-Sanderson, Michael Foster, Thomas Lauder Brunton (1873)
"... until it gradually expands to a cavity, which is eventually only separated from the cleavage-cavity by a single layer of the larger elements. ..."
7. The Early Development of Planorbis by Samuel Jackson Holmes (1900)
"cleavage cavity and Vacuoles. The existence of a recurrent cleavage cavity seems ... In Planorbis the cleavage cavity does not attain nearly such extensive ..."