mesoglea

or mes·o·gloe·a

[mez-uh-glee-uh, mes-, mee-zuh-, -suh-]
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noun

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
Related formsmes·o·gle·al, adjective
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mesoglea

mesogloea

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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