Embryology. the part of a mesodermal somite contributing to the development of the vertebrae and ribs.
Surgery. an instrument for use in performing a sclerotomy.
Zoology. a fibrous partition separating successive myotomes.
sclerotome scle·ro·tome (sklēr’ə-tōm’)
A knife used in sclerotomy.
A group of mesenchymal cells emerging from the ventromedial part of a mesodermic somite and migrating toward the notochord.
noun, plural sclerotomies. Surgery. 1. incision into the sclera, as to extract foreign bodies. noun (pl) -mies 1. surgical incision into the sclera sclerotomy scle·rot·o·my (sklə-rŏt’ə-mē) n. Incision through the sclera of the eye.
sclerotylosis scle·ro·ty·lo·sis (sklēr’ō-tī-lō’sĭs) n. An inherited disorder associated with gastrointestinal cancer and marked by atrophic fibrosis of the skin, hypoplasia of the nails, and palmoplantar keratoderma. Also called scleroatrophy.
adjective 1. hard; firm; bony. adjective 1. (anatomy, pathol) hard; bony; indurated sclerous scle·rous (sklēr’əs, sklěr’-) adj. Scleroid.
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