mesenchyme

noun
mes·​en·​chyme | \ ˈme-zᵊn-ˌkīm How to pronounce mesenchyme (audio) , ˈmē- How to pronounce mesenchyme (audio) , -sᵊn- How to pronounce mesenchyme (audio) \

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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The first known use of mesenchyme was in 1881

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“Mesenchyme.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mesenchyme. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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mesenchyme

noun
mes·​en·​chyme | \ ˈmez-ᵊn-ˌkīm How to pronounce mesenchyme (audio) , ˈmēz- How to pronounce mesenchyme (audio) , ˈmēs- How to pronounce mesenchyme (audio) , 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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