mesenchyme

[mes-eng-kahym, mez-]
noun Embryology.
cells of mesodermal origin that are capable of developing into connective tissues, blood, and lymphatic and blood vessels.

Origin:
1885–90; variant of mesenchyma < Neo-Latin < Greek mesénchyma, equivalent to mes- mes- + énchyma infusion

mesenchymal [mes-eng-kuh-muhl, mez-] , mesenchymatous [mes-eng-kahy-muh-tuhs, mez-] , adjective
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mesenchyme (ˈmɛsɛŋˌkaɪm)
 
n
embryol the part of the mesoderm that develops into connective tissue, cartilage, lymph, blood, etc
 
[C19: New Latin, from meso- + -enchyma]
 
mesenchymal
 
adj
 
mesenchymatous
 
adj

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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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The embryo models its skeleton by condensing undifferentiated mesenchyme cells into cartilage and then bone.
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