A transitional population of migrating mesenchymal cells that derive from somites and that will become muscle cells. [ ]
- UMLS:C1513802 (ncithesaurus:Myotome_Region)
uberon_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core
The term 'myotome' is also used to describe the muscles served by a single nerve root / spinal segment - consider adding new class, myomere.
Portion of the somites giving rise to body wall muscle masses. Kimmel et al, 1995.[TAO]
In all vertebrates, the skeletal muscle of the body axis is chiefly derived from an early embryonic compartment, known as the myotome.[well established][VHOG]