Medical Dictionary

sclerotome

play
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

sclerotomic

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

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up sclerotome? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to criticize severely

Get Word of the Day daily email!