Myotomes in an Embryo

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Scheme to illustrate the disposition of the myotomes in the embryo in relation to the head, trunk, and limbs. The muscles eventually form from these myotomes. Labels: A,B,C, First three cephalic myotomes. N,1,2,3,4, Last persisting cephalic myotomes. C,T,L,S,Co., The myotomes of the cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacral and caudal regions. I.,II.,III.,IV.,V.,VI.,VII.,VIII.,IX.,X.,XI.,XII., Refer to the cranial nerves and the structures with which they may be embryologically associated.


The Encyclopedia Britannica (New York, NY: The Encyclopedia Britannica Company, 1910)


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