mesoglea

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noun me·so·glea \ˌme-zə-ˈglē-ə, ˌmē-, -sə-\
variants: or less commonly

mesogloea

Definition of mesoglea

  1. :  a gelatinous substance between the endoderm and ectoderm of sponges or coelenterates

Origin and Etymology of mesoglea

New Latin, from mes- + Late Greek gloia, glia glue — more at clay


First Known Use: 1886


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