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mesenchyme

[mes-eng-kahym, mez-] /ˈmɛs ɛŋ kaɪm, ˈmɛz-/
noun, Embryology
1.
cells of mesodermal origin that are capable of developing into connective tissues, blood, and lymphatic and blood vessels.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; variant of mesenchyma < Neo-Latin < Greek mesénchyma, equivalent to mes- mes- + énchyma infusion
Related forms
mesenchymal
[mes-eng-kuh-muh l, mez-] /mɛsˈɛŋ kə məl, ˌmɛz-/ (Show IPA),
mesenchymatous
[mes-eng-kahy-muh-tuh s, mez-] /ˌmɛs ɛŋˈkaɪ mə təs, ˌmɛz-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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Examples from the web for mesenchyme
  • The embryo models its skeleton by condensing undifferentiated mesenchyme cells into cartilage and then bone.
British Dictionary definitions for mesenchyme

mesenchyme

/ˈmɛsɛŋˌkaɪm/
noun
1.
(embryol) the part of the mesoderm that develops into connective tissue, cartilage, lymph, blood, etc
Derived Forms
mesenchymal (mɛsˈɛŋkɪməl), mesenchymatous (ˌmɛsɛŋˈkɪmətəs) adjective
Word Origin
C19: New Latin, from meso- + -enchyma
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mesenchyme in Medicine

mesenchyme mes·en·chyme (měz'ən-kīm', měs'-)
n.
The part of the embryonic mesoderm that consists of loosely packed, unspecialized cells that are set in a gelatinous ground substance, from which connective tissue, bone, cartilage, and the circulatory and lymphatic systems develop.


mes·en'chy·mal (měz-ěng'kə-məl, měs-, měz'ən-kī'məl, měs'-) adj.
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