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sclerotome

Line breaks: sclero|tome
Pronunciation: /ˈsklɪərə(ʊ)təʊm
 
, ˈsklɛ-/

Definition of sclerotome in English:

noun

Embryology
The part of each somite in a vertebrate embryo giving rise to bone or other skeletal tissue. Compare with dermatome, myotome.
Example sentences
  • 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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