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mesoglea

noun me·so·glea \ˌme-zə-ˈglē-ə, ˌmē-, -sə-\

Definition of mesoglea

  1. :  a gelatinous substance between the endoderm and ectoderm of sponges or coelenterates



Variants of mesoglea

also me·so·gloea play \ˌme-zə-ˈglē-ə, ˌmē-, -sə-\

Origin of mesoglea

New Latin, from mes- + Late Greek gloia, glia glue — more at clay


First Known Use: 1886


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