- 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.
Origin of sclerotome
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He describes in the dorsal part the formation of myotome and sclerotome, as in the Craniota.The Origin of Vertebrates
Walter Holbrook Gaskell
- 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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