Myotome

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Myotome (Anat) A muscular segment; one of the zones into which the muscles of the trunk, especially in fishes, are divided; a myocomma.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n myotome A muscular segment or metamere; a myocomma. See cut under Pharyngobranchii.
    • n myotome An instrument for dividing a muscle.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Myotomy

Usage

In literature:

The relations of the arcualia to the segmentation of the body, as shown by myotomes and spinal nerves, is somewhat obscure.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 3" by Various
For each myotome there is a single nerve, which enters, as in the case of other fishes, the intermuscular septum.
"The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1" by Francis Maitland Balfour
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