Definition of sclerotome in English:

sclerotome

noun

Embryology
  • The part of each somite in a vertebrate embryo giving rise to bone or other skeletal tissue.

    Compare with dermatome, myotome
    • ‘Nevertheless, the somitic mesoderm gives rise to the sclerotome (axial skeleton), the myotome (axial muscles) and the dermatome (overlying of the skin).’

Pronunciation:

sclerotome

/ˈsklɪərə(ʊ)təʊm//ˈsklɛrə(ʊ)təʊm/