Myotome
Myotome My"o*tome, n. [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 protovertebr[ae]; also, one of the protovertebr[ae] themselves. (c) The muscular system of one metamere of an articulate. [1913 Webster]

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  • Myotome —   [griechisch tome̅ »das Schneiden«, »Schnitt«], Singular Myotom das, s, im Verlauf der Keimesentwicklung aus den dorsalen Anteilen der Ursegmente (Somiten) zu beiden Seiten der Chorda dorsalis entstehende segmentale Mesodermbildungen, aus denen… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • myotome — [mī′ō tōm΄] n. [ MYO + TOME] 1. the body wall musculature in a single segment of primitive chordates and segmented invertebrates 2. one of the paired mesodermal masses in a vertebrate embryo from which the musculature develops …   English World dictionary

  • myotome — myomère [mjɔmɛʀ] n. m. ou myotome [mjɔtom] n. m. ÉTYM. Déb. XXe, myomère, Nouveau Larousse illustré; myotome, 1904, in Rev. gén. des sc., no 16, p. 795 (antérieur au sens d « instrument tranchant », 1855, Nysten Littré); de myo , et mère, tome. ❖ …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • myotome — (mi o to m ) s. m. Terme de chirurgie. Myotome sous conjonctival, couteau destiné à inciser un muscle sous la conjonctive. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Myo..., et verbe grec signifiant couper …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • myotome — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1894 the portion of an embryonic somite from which skeletal musculature is produced …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • myotome — one of the embryonic or adult lateral muscle segments of the body …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • myotome — n. [Gr. mys, muscle; tome, to cut] A muscle segment, somite or myomere …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • myotome — noun In vertebrate embryonic development, a group of tissues formed from somites that develop into the body wall muscle …   Wiktionary

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