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mesoblast

[ mez-uh-blast, mes-, mee-zuh-, -suh- ]

noun

, Embryology.
  1. the mesoderm.
  2. the primordial middle layer of a young embryo before the segregation of the germ layers, capable of becoming the mesoderm.


mesoblast

/ ˈmɛsəʊˌblæst /

noun

  1. another name for mesoderm


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Derived Forms

  • ˌmesoˈblastic, adjective

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Other Words From

  • meso·blastic adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of mesoblast1

First recorded in 1855–60; meso- + -blast

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Example Sentences

But my reason for thinking it probable that these cells alone do not form the mesoblast are: 1st.

They state that the mesoblast is entirely derived from the formative cells.

One statement I have made in the above description in reference to the origin of the mesoblast cells, viz.

The cells of the mesoblast are formed by a process which seems to be a kind of free cell formation.

In the chick the mesoblast cells are formed directly from the ultimate products of segmentation.

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