Definition of Myotome

1. n. A muscular segment; one of the zones into which the muscles of the trunk, especially in fishes, are divided; a myocomma.



Definition of Myotome

1. Noun. (biology) In vertebrate embryonic development, a group of tissues formed from somites that develop into the body wall muscle. ¹

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Definition of Myotome

1. a portion of an embryonic somite [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Myotome

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myosote
myosotes
myosotis
myosotises
myostatin
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myotherapies
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myotics
myotome (current term)
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myotomies
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myotonia
myotonia atrophica
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myotonic muscular dystrophy
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myotoxin
myotoxins

Literary usage of Myotome

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1. The Nervous System and Its Constituent Neurones: Designed for the Use of by Lewellys Franklin Barker (1899)
"The dorsal portion gives rise, as we have seen, to the myotome. ... Each myotome or muscle segment is at first hollow, but later is seen to be filled ..."

2. Human embryology by Charles Sedgwick Minot (1897)
"23, Figs 28, 29, so that the myotome appears partly filled with cells belonging, however, to its inferior wall. We have in this case perhaps a transition to ..."

3. Report of the Annual Meeting (1903)
"The outer wall of the myotome increases much in thickness, becoming eventually considerably thicker than the inner. About stage 35 there can be ..."

4. International Medical and Surgical Surveyby American Institute of Medicine by American Institute of Medicine (1922)
"The authors present several section drawings of Squalus Acan- thias at various stages of development, one showing the relationship between the myotome and ..."

5. The Fauna and Geography of the Maldive and Laccadive Archipelagoes: Being by John Stanley Gardiner (1903)
"In spite of this difference the average myotome formula for the two forms remains practically the same, the mode in each case being 66 myotomes, ..."

6. A Text-book of Embryology for Students of Medicine by John Clement Heisler (1902)
"Each one of these parts contains a cavity, that of the myotome being ... From the inner, mesial side of the myotome, embryonic connective-tissue cells ..."

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