World English Dictionary
myotome (ˈmaɪəˌtəʊm)
1.  any segment of embryonic mesoderm that develops into skeletal muscle in the adult
2.  any of the segmentally arranged blocks of muscle in lower vertebrates such as fishes

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myotome my·o·tome (mī'ə-tōm')

  1. The segment of a somite in a vertebrate embryo that differentiates into skeletal muscle. Also called muscle plate.

  2. A muscle or group of muscles derived from one somite and innervated by a single segment of a spinal nerve.

  3. A knife for dividing muscle.

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