Sclerotome Scler"o*tome (skl[e^]r"[-o]*t[=o]m or skl[=e]r"[-o]*t[=o]m), n. [Gr. sklhro`s hard + te`mnein to cut.] (Zo["o]l.) One of the bony, cartilaginous, or membranous partitions which separate the myotomes. -- {Scler`o*tom"ic}, a. [1913 Webster]

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  • sclerotomic — adj. pertaining to part of the mesenchymal tissue that develops into the ribs and vertebrae (Embryology); pertaining to the surgical tool used to make incisions in the sclera (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sclerotomic — scle·ro·tomic …   English syllables

  • sclerotomic — adjective see sclerotome …   Useful english dictionary

  • sclerotome — sclerotomic /sklear euh tom ik, skler /, adj. /sklear euh tohm , skler /, n. 1. Embryol. the part of a mesodermal somite contributing to the development of the vertebrae and ribs. 2. Surg. an instrument for use in performing a sclerotomy. 3. Zool …   Universalium

  • skeleton — skeletonless, adj. skeletonlike, adj. /skel i tn/, n. 1. Anat., Zool. the bones of a human or an animal considered as a whole, together forming the framework of the body. 2. any of various structures forming a rigid framework in an invertebrate.… …   Universalium

  • dermomyotome plate — the portion of the embryonic somite remaining after migration of the sclerotomic tissue …   Medical dictionary

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