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Definition: Prismatic cleavage
1. The act of cleaving or splitting.
2. (Crystallog.) The quality possessed by many crystallized
substances of splitting readily in one or more definite
directions, in which the cohesive attraction is a minimum,
affording more or less smooth surfaces; the direction of
the dividing plane; a fragment obtained by cleaving, as of
a diamond. See Parting
3. (Geol.) Division into lamin[ae], like slate, with the
lamination not necessarily parallel to the plane of
deposition; -- usually produced by pressure.
, cleavage parallel to the base of a crystal,
or to the plane of the lateral axes.
(Biol.), multiplication of cells by fission.
, cleavage parallel to the faces of a cube.
, cleavage parallel to ta diagonal plane.
. (Biol.) See Segmentation
, cleavage parallel to the lateral planes.
, Dodecahedral cleavage
, cleavage parallel to the faces of an
octahedron, dodecahedron, or rhombohedron.
, cleavage parallel to a vertical prism.