mes·​en·​chy·​mal | \ mə-ˈzeŋ-kə-məl How to pronounce mesenchymal (audio) , -ˈseŋ-; ˌme-zᵊn-ˈkī-məl, ˌmē-, -sᵊn- \

Definition of mesenchymal

: of, resembling, or being mesenchyme

Examples of mesenchymal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Exosomes from mesenchymal stem cells are also popular because stem cells tend to avoid immune detection. Amanda B. Keener, Scientific American, 17 June 2020 All of this raises questions for me: Why have dozens of sponsors gone down the clinical trial path to treat Covid-19 using mesenchymal stem cells or cells similar to them? Paul Knoepfler, STAT, 27 June 2021 One type of adult stem cell is called a mesenchymal stem cell., 9 June 2021 Other developments showing promise include injections of mesenchymal stem cells, found in bone marrow and umbilical cords, that doctors are studying to battle inflammation caused by ARDS. Peter Fimrite,, 22 June 2020 The trial is using intravenous doses of mesenchymal stem cells, which are found in bone marrow and umbilical cords, to treat people afflicted with the respiratory syndrome. J.d. Morris,, 8 June 2020 Scientists have determined mesenchymal stem-cell therapy is effective for a handful of medical conditions, including cancer and some blood and immune disorders. Evan Macdonald, cleveland, 28 May 2020 Evan MacDonald reports the Cleveland Clinic is among 15 health systems participating in a clinical trial on whether mesenchymal stromal cells could help treat the inflammation of the lungs. Cliff Pinckard, cleveland, 29 May 2020 In some cases, the healthy epithelial cells turn into earlier-stage mesenchymal cells, break free from the tumor and become mobile in the body. Philip Ball, Scientific American, 21 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of mesenchymal

1883, in the meaning defined above

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“Mesenchymal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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mes·​en·​chy·​mal | \ mə-ˈzeŋ-kə-məl How to pronounce mesenchymal (audio) , -ˈseŋ-; ˌmez-ᵊn-ˈkī-məl How to pronounce mesenchymal (audio) , ˌmēz-, ˌmēs-, ˌmes- \

Medical Definition of mesenchymal

: of, resembling, or being mesenchyme mesenchymal cells mesenchymal epithelium


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