sclerotome

noun
sclero·​tome | \ ˈskler-ə-ˌtōm How to pronounce sclerotome (audio) \

Medical Definition of sclerotome

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

Other Words from sclerotome

sclerotomic \ ˌskler-​ə-​ˈtō-​mik How to pronounce sclerotomic (audio) , -​ˈtä-​mik How to pronounce sclerotomic (audio) \ adjective

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“Sclerotome.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/sclerotome. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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