myotome

noun
myo·​tome | \ ˈmī-ə-ˌtōm How to pronounce myotome (audio) \

Definition of myotome

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

First Known Use of myotome

1894, in the meaning defined above

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myotome

noun
myo·​tome | \ ˈmī-ə-ˌtōm How to pronounce myotome (audio) \

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

Other Words from myotome

myotomal \ ˌmī-​ə-​ˈtō-​məl How to pronounce myotomal (audio) \ adjective

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