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noun sclero·tome \ˈskler-ə-ˌtōm\

Medical Definition of sclerotome

  1. :  the ventral and mesial portion of a somite that proliferates mesenchyme which migrates about the notochord to form the axial skeleton and ribs


\ˌskler-ə-ˈtō-mik, -ˈtä-mik\play play adjective

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