myotome

noun

myo·​tome ˈmī-ə-ˌtōm How to pronounce myotome (audio)
: the portion of an embryonic somite from which skeletal musculature is produced

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First Known Use

1894, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of myotome was in 1894

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“Myotome.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/myotome. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

myotome

noun
myo·​tome ˈmī-ə-ˌtōm How to pronounce myotome (audio)
1
: the portion of an embryonic somite from which skeletal musculature is produced

called also muscle plate

2
: an instrument for myotomy
myotomal adjective

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