(redirected from sclerotomes)
Also found in: Medical, Encyclopedia.


    (sklĕr´ô`tōm or sklēr´ô`tōm)
n.1.(Zool.) One of the bony, cartilaginous, or membranous partitions which separate the myotomes.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in periodicals archive ?
It is likely, however, that the development of the IAF and double (pseudo) lamina occur following the sclerotome stage, after sclerotomal mesenchymal cells migrate dorsally from the ventral portion of the somite to surround the neural tube, contributing to the formation of the pedicles, laminae, and spinous process of the neural arch, while lateral sclerotomes contribute to the formation of the transverse processes.
Anomalies and malformations of the occipital sclerotomes result in irregular geometry of the FM and related structures.
(6) Furthermore, in the study conducted by Imamura et al., (5) PPT values of myotomes, sclerotomes and dermatomes between L1 and S3 segments were evaluated and lower PPT values were reported in CLBP patients.
McCredie, "Melorheostosis and the sclerotomes: a radiological correlation," Skeletal Radiology, vol.
(18) This type of pain should be differentiated from the less well-defined deep aching pain that is confined to the sclerotomes of the spine, commonly known as referred pain.