mesogloea


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mesogloea

the jelly-like material lying between the ectoderm and endoderm of COELENTERATES. In the HYDROZOA it is relatively thin, but in the other two major groups, SCYPHOZOA and ACTINOZOA, it is much thicker. It is acellular and is secreted by the ectoderm and endoderm.
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The lack of any discernible features in this film suggest that it was not epithelial in nature, but was perhaps either a thin layer of mucus that was subsequently removed in well-washed preparations or a remnant of the mesogloea, as suggested by Hidaka (1991a).
Inside the perisarc is a hollow tube of soft tissue composed of two cell layers separated by an extracellular matrix, the mesogloea.