The Collaborative International Dictionary
Myotome \My"o*tome\, n. [See Myotomy.] (Anat.)
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 protovertebr[ae]; also, one of the protovertebr[ae] themselves.
The muscular system of one metamere of an articulate.
n. (context biology English) In vertebrate embryonic development, a group of tissues formed from somites that develop into the body wall muscle.
Myotome is the group of muscles that a single spinal nerve root innervates.
In other usage, Myotome may refer to:
- Myotome of a somite