[ mez-uh-glee-uh, mes-, mee-zuh-, -suh- ]
/ ˌmɛz əˈgli ə, ˌmɛs-, ˌmi zə-, -sə- /
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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 mesogleames·o·gle·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for mesoglea
/ (ˌmɛsəʊˈɡliːə) /
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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