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mesoglea

[mez-uh-glee-uh, mes-, mee-zuh-, -suh-] /ˌmɛz əˈgli ə, ˌmɛs-, ˌmi zə-, -sə-/
noun
1.
the noncellular, gelatinous material between the inner and outer body walls of a coelenterate or sponge.
Also, mesogloea.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; < New Latin mesogloea, equivalent to meso- meso- + Greek gloía glue
Related forms
mesogleal, adjective
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  • The mesoglea serves the function of a connective tissue but is derived from ectoderm.
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mesoglea

/ˌmɛsəʊˈɡliːə/
noun
1.
the gelatinous material between the outer and inner cellular layers of jellyfish and other coelenterates
Word Origin
C19: New Latin, from meso- + Greek gloia glue
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