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mesoglea

or mes·o·gloe·a

[ mez-uh-glee-uh, mes-, mee-zuh-, -suh- ]
/ ˌmɛz əˈgli ə, ˌmɛs-, ˌmi zə-, -sə- /
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noun

the noncellular, gelatinous material between the inner and outer body walls of a coelenterate or sponge.

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Origin of mesoglea

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

OTHER WORDS FROM mesoglea

mes·o·gle·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for mesoglea

mesoglea

mesogloea

/ (ˌmɛsəʊˈɡliːə) /

noun

the gelatinous material between the outer and inner cellular layers of jellyfish and other coelenterates

Word Origin for mesoglea

C19: New Latin, from meso- + Greek gloia glue
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