myotome

noun myo·tome \ ˈmī-ə-ˌtōm \

Definition of myotome

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

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myotome

noun myo·tome \ ˈmī-ə-ˌtōm \

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

myotomal

play \ˌmī-ə-ˈtō-məl\ adjective

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