myotome

/ (ˈmaɪəˌtəʊm) /

noun

any segment of embryonic mesoderm that develops into skeletal muscle in the adult
any of the segmentally arranged blocks of muscle in lower vertebrates such as fishes

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Medical definitions for myotome

myotome
[ mīə-tōm′ ]

n.

The segment of a somite in a vertebrate embryo that differentiates into skeletal muscle.muscle plate
A muscle or group of muscles derived from one somite and innervated by a single segment of a spinal nerve.
A knife for dividing muscle.
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