- 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
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Examples from the Web for mesenchyme
The network of the spleen seems certainly to be derived from cells of the mesenchyme which lose their nuclei.
We leave the mesenchyme for a while and study another kind of organogenesis.The Science and Philosophy of the Organism
Not before the skeleton or mesenchyme is formed in the sea urchin egg is the influence of the nucleus noticeable.The Organism as a Whole
In Echinodermata a certain amount of mesenchyme appears before the epithelial mesoderm, which is formed later as gut-diverticula.
Mesenchyme is the tissue which in Vertebrate embryology has frequently been called embryonic connective tissue.
- embryol the part of the mesoderm that develops into connective tissue, cartilage, lymph, blood, etc
C19: New Latin, from meso- + -enchyma
- 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.
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