mesenchymal

adjective
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 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, SFChronicle.com, "Efforts at coronavirus vaccines and treatments abound in the Bay Area," 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, SFChronicle.com, "UCSF studying stem cells as possible coronavirus treatment," 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, "Cleveland Clinic researchers studying if stem cells could help treat ARDS in coronavirus patients," 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, "How safe are Ohio summer fun activities amid the coronavirus threat? The Wake Up for Friday, May 29, 2020," 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, "Close-Up Views of Tumors Reveal a New Cancer Biology," 21 Apr. 2020 Longeveron harvested the mesenchymal stem cells from a young adult donor and allowed them to multiply in a culture to produce enough for use in every baby in the trial. Meredity Cohn, Washington Post, "Stem cells could boost this Maryland baby’s heart and chance for a normal life," 12 Mar. 2018 The outside of the structure would be repopulated with mesenchymal stem cells from the patient's own bone marrow, and the inside seeded with their epithelial cells. Matt Warren, Science | AAAS, "Two controversial stem cell trials could harm patients, critics say," 29 Mar. 2018 Longeveron harvested the mesenchymal stem cells from a young adult donor and allowed them to multiply in a culture to produce enough for use in every baby in the trial. Meredity Cohn, Washington Post, "Stem cells could boost this Maryland baby’s heart and chance for a normal life," 12 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of mesenchymal

1883, in the meaning defined above

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“Mesenchymal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mesenchymal. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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mesenchymal

adjective
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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