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myotome

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noun myo·tome \ˈmī-ə-ˌtōm\

Definition of myotome

  1. :  the portion of an embryonic somite from which skeletal musculature is produced



Origin of myotome

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1894


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myotome

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noun myo·tome \ˈmī-ə-ˌtōm\

Medical Definition of myotome

  1. 1:  the portion of an embryonic somite from which skeletal musculature is produced—called also muscle plate

  2. 2:  an instrument for myotomy

myotomal \ˌmī-ə-ˈtō-məl\play adjective



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