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Summary Stage Literature (1868) Attributions Wiki

Name: cleavage stage

XAO ID: 1000004

Definition: "Embryonic stage during which the zygote undergoes synchronous divisions into 2, 4, 8, 16, etc. blastomeres, comprising Nieuwkoop and Faber stages 2 to 6.5."

Preceded By: NF stage Succeeded By: blastula stage

Component Stages:  NF stage 2 (2-cell), NF stage 3 (4-cell), NF stage 4 (8-cell), NF stage 5 (16-cell), NF stage 6 (32-cell), NF stage 2-, NF stage 6.5