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scle•ro•tome



Pronunciation: (sklēr'u-tōm", skler'-), [key]
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.a fibrous partition separating successive myotomes.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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