mesenchyme

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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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