myotome definition

  • noun:
    • The section of a somite in a vertebrate embryo that differentiates into skeletal muscle.
    • A muscle or set of muscles produced from one somite and innervated by a single portion of a spinal neurological.
    • In vertebrate embryonic development, a team of cells created from somites that grow into your body wall muscle.
    • A muscular section; one of many areas into which the muscle tissue of trunk, particularly in fishes, are split; a myocomma.
    • One of the embryonic muscular segments arising from the protovertebr√¶; also, one of the protovertebr√¶ themselves.
    • The muscular system of just one metamere of an articulate.
    • A muscular portion or metamere; a myocomma. See cut-under Pharyngobranchii.
    • An instrument for dividing a muscle.

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