myotome


myo·tome

noun \ˈmī-ə-ˌtōm\

Definition of MYOTOME

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

Origin of MYOTOME

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1894

myo·tome

noun \ˈmī-ə-ˌtōm\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MYOTOME

1
: the portion of an embryonic somite from which skeletal musculature is produced—called also muscle plate
2
: an instrument for myotomy
myo·to·mal \ˌmī-ə-ˈtō-məl\ adjective

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