sclerotome

noun

sclero·​tome ˈskler-ə-ˌtōm How to pronounce sclerotome (audio)
: the ventral and mesial portion of a somite that proliferates mesenchyme which migrates about the notochord to form the axial skeleton and ribs
sclerotomic adjective

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“Sclerotome.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/sclerotome. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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