[mez-uh-glee-uh, mes-, mee-zuh-, -suh-]
the noncellular, gelatinous material between the inner and outer body walls of a coelenterate or sponge.
Also, mesogloea.

1885–90; < Neo-Latin mesogloea, equivalent to meso- meso- + Greek gloía glue

mesogleal, adjective Unabridged
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mesoglea or mesogloea (ˌmɛsəʊˈɡliːə)
the gelatinous material between the outer and inner cellular layers of jellyfish and other coelenterates
[C19: New Latin, from meso- + Greek gloia glue]
mesogloea or mesogloea
[C19: New Latin, from meso- + Greek gloia glue]

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Example sentences for mesoglea
The mesoglea serves the function of a connective tissue but is derived from ectoderm.
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