mesenchyme

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noun mes·en·chyme \ˈme-zən-ˌkīm, ˈmē-, -sən-\

Definition of mesenchyme

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

Origin and Etymology of mesenchyme

German Mesenchym, from mes- + New Latin -enchyma


First Known Use: 1881


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mesenchyme

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noun mes·en·chyme \ˈmez-ən-ˌkīm, ˈmēz-, ˈmēs-, ˈmes-\

Medical Definition of mesenchyme

  1. :  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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