mesenchyme


mes·en·chyme

noun \ˈme-zən-ˌkīm, ˈmē-, -sən-\

Definition of MESENCHYME

:  loosely organized undifferentiated mostly mesodermal cells that give rise to such structures as connective tissues, blood, lymphatics, bone, and cartilage

Origin of MESENCHYME

German Mesenchym, from mes- + New Latin -enchyma
First Known Use: 1888

mes·en·chyme

noun \ˈmez-ən-ˌkīm, ˈmēz-, ˈmēs-, ˈmes-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MESENCHYME

: loosely organized undifferentiated mesodermal cells that give rise to such structures as connective tissues, blood, lymphatics, bone, and cartilage—see mesectoderm

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