[mez-uh-glee-uh, mes-, mee-zuh-, -suh-]
- the noncellular, gelatinous material between the inner and outer body walls of a coelenterate or sponge.
Origin of mesoglea
1885–90; < New Latin mesogloea, equivalent to meso- meso- + Greek gloía glue
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- the gelatinous material between the outer and inner cellular layers of jellyfish and other coelenterates
C19: New Latin, from meso- + Greek gloia glue