mesenchyme

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

Origin of mesenchyme

1885–90; variant of mesenchyma < New Latin < Greek mesénchyma, equivalent to mes- mes- + énchyma infusion
Related formsmes·en·chy·mal [mes-eng-kuh-muh l, mez-] /mɛsˈɛŋ kə məl, ˌmɛz-/, mes·en·chym·a·tous [mes-eng-kahy-muh-tuh s, mez-] /ˌmɛs ɛŋˈkaɪ mə təs, ˌmɛz-/, adjective
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mesenchyme

noun
  1. embryol the part of the mesoderm that develops into connective tissue, cartilage, lymph, blood, etc
Derived Formsmesenchymal (mɛsˈɛŋkɪməl) or mesenchymatous (ˌmɛsɛŋˈkɪmətəs), adjective

Word Origin for mesenchyme

C19: New Latin, from meso- + -enchyma
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mesenchyme in Medicine

mesenchyme

[mĕzən-kīm′]
n.
  1. 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.
Related formsmes•enchy•mal (mĕz-ĕngkə-məl, mĕz′ən-kīməl) adj.
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