Myotome

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myotome

[′mī·ə‚tōm]
(anatomy)
A group of muscles innervated by a single spinal nerve.
(embryology)
The muscle plate that differentiates into myomeres.
(engineering)
An instrument used to divide a muscle.

Myotome

 

the rudimentary musculature in embryos of chor-date animals and man. The myotome is a paired metameric structure situated on the sides of the chorda and neural tube. It develops from the dorsal part of the internal wall of the somite.