myotome

Segment of the body formed by a region of muscle. The myotomes are an important feature for recognizing early chordates.
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Myotome

My'o·tome noun [ See Myotomy .] (Anat.) (a) A muscular segment; one of the zones into which the muscles of the trunk, especially in fishes, are divided; a myocomma. (b) One of the embryonic muscular segments arising from the protovertebræ; also, one of the protovertebræ ...
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myotome

<anatomy> A muscular segment; one of the zones into which the muscles of the trunk, especially in fishes, are divided; a myocomma. ... One of the embryonic muscular segments arising from the protovertebrae; also, one of the protovertebrae themselves. ... The muscular system of one metamere of an articulate. ... See: Myotomy. ... Source: Webst...
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myotome

(mi´o-tōm) an instrument for dividing muscles. the muscle plate or portion of a somite that develops into voluntary muscle. a group of muscles innervated from a single spinal nerve. adj., myotom´ic., adj.
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Myotome

• (n.) One of the embryonic muscular segments arising from the protovertebrae; also, one of the protovertebrae themselves. • (n.) The muscular system of one metamere of an articulate. • (n.) A muscular segment; one of the zones into which the muscles of the trunk, especially in fishes, are divided; a myocomma.Myotome: words in the de...
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myotome

(from the article `somite`) ...the vertebral plate. Out of the somites arise the sclerotome, forerunner of the bodies and neural arches of the vertebrae; the dermatome, ... The animals swim by contracting the muscle blocks, or myotomes, that run from end to end on each side of the body. The blocks on each side are ... [4 related arti...
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myotome

Type: Term Pronunciation: mī′ō-tōm Definitions: 1. A knife for dividing muscle. 2. In embryos, that part of the somite that develops into skeletal muscle. 3. All muscles derived from one somite and innervated by one segmental spinal nerve. 4. In primitive vertebrates, the muscular part of a metamere. Synonyms: muscle plate ...
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myotome

Greek mys = muscle, and tome = a cutting or division; hence, a group of muscles innervated by a single spinal segment.
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Myotome

A myotome is the group of muscles that a single spinal nerve root innervates. Similarly a dermatome is an area of skin that a single nerve innervates. In vertebrate embryonic development, a myotome is the part of a somite that develops into the muscles. ==Structure== The anatomical term myotome which describes the muscles served by a spinal nerve ...
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Myotome

[embryology] In vertebrate embryonic development, a myotome is that part of a somite that forms the muscles of the animal. Each myotome divides into a dorsal epaxial part and a ventral hypaxial part. The myoblasts from the hypaxial division form the muscles of the thoracic and anterior abdominal walls. The epaxial muscle mass loses its segm...
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myotome

Segment of the body formed by a region of muscle. The myotomes are an important feature for recognizing early chordates.
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