Embryology The part of each somite in a vertebrate embryo giving rise to bone or other skeletal tissue. Compare with dermatome, myotome.
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- Nevertheless, the somitic mesoderm gives rise to the sclerotome (axial skeleton), the myotome (axial muscles) and the dermatome (overlying of the skin).
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