mesenchyme

noun
mes·​en·​chyme | \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

First Known Use of mesenchyme

1881, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mesenchyme

German Mesenchym, from mes- + New Latin -enchyma

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mesenchyme

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

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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