Embryology. the part of a mesodermal somite contributing to the development of the vertebrae and ribs.
Surgery. an instrument for use in performing a sclerotomy.
Zoology. a fibrous partition separating successive myotomes.
- scle·ro·tom·ic [skleer-uh-tom-ik, skler-], /ˌsklɪər əˈtɒm ɪk, ˌsklɛr-/, adjective
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How to use sclerotome in a sentence
Such segments have received the name of sclerotomes, and each sclerotome corresponds to one spinal segment.The Origin of Vertebrates | Walter Holbrook Gaskell
He describes in the dorsal part the formation of myotome and sclerotome, as in the Craniota.The Origin of Vertebrates | Walter Holbrook Gaskell