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any segment of embryonic mesoderm that develops into skeletal muscle in the adult
any of the segmentally arranged blocks of muscle in lower vertebrates such as fishes

myotome my·o·tome (mī’ə-tōm’)


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    [mahy-uh-toh-nee-uh] /ˌmaɪ əˈtoʊ ni ə/ noun, Pathology. 1. tonic muscle spasm or muscular rigidity. /ˌmaɪəˈtəʊnɪə/ noun 1. lack of muscle tone, frequently including muscle spasm or rigidity Also called amyotonia myotonia my·o·to·ni·a (mī’ə-tō’nē-ə) n. Delayed relaxation of a muscle after an initial contraction. my’o·ton’ic (-tŏn’ĭk) adj.

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