[ skleer-uh-tohm, skler- ]
/ ˈsklɪər əˌtoʊm, ˈsklɛr- /
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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.
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OTHER WORDS FROM sclerotomescle·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.
He describes in the dorsal part the formation of myotome and sclerotome, as in the Craniota.
Medical definitions for sclerotome
[ sklîr′ə-tōm′ ]
A knife used in sclerotomy.
A group of mesenchymal cells emerging from the ventromedial part of a mesodermic somite and migrating toward the notochord.
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