Synonyms of cleavage


1. cleavage, state

usage: the state of being split or cleft; "there was a cleavage between the liberal and conservative members"

2. cleavage, chemical process, chemical change, chemical action

usage: the breaking of a chemical bond in a molecule resulting in smaller molecules

3. cleavage, segmentation, cell division, cellular division

usage: (embryology) the repeated division of a fertilised ovum

4. cleavage, area, region

usage: the line formed by a groove between two parts (especially the separation between a woman's breasts)

5. cleavage, division

usage: the act of cleaving or splitting

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Definition and meaning of cleavage (Dictionary)