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mesenchyma

 [mĕ-seng´kĭ-mah]
the meshwork of embryonic connective tissue in the mesoderm; from it are formed the connective tissues of the body as well as blood vessels and lymph vessels. adj., adj mesen´chymal.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

mes·en·chyme

(mes'eng-kīm),
1. An aggregation of mesenchymal or fibroblastlike cells.
2. Primordial embryonic connective tissue consisting of mesenchymal cells, usually stellate in form, supported in interlaminar jelly.
Synonym(s): mesenchyma
[mes- + G. enkyma, infusion]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

mesenchyme

(mĕz′ən-kīm′, mĕs′-)
n.
The part of the embryonic mesoderm, consisting of loosely packed, unspecialized cells set in a gelatinous ground substance, from which connective tissue, bone, cartilage, and the circulatory and lymphatic systems develop.

mes·en′chy·mal, mes′en·chym′a·tous (-kī′mə-təs) adj.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

mes·en·chyme

(mezĕn-kīm)
1. An aggregation of mesenchymal cells.
2. Primordial embryonic connective tissue consisting of mesenchymal cells, usually stellate in form, supported in interlaminar jelly.
[G. mes- middle + G. enkyma, infusion]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

mesenchyme

a loose, cellular animal tissue that arises from the embryonic mesoderm, and functions as packing around internal organs. Mesenchyme can be thought of as the animal equivalent of PARENCHYMA in plants.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

mes·en·chyme

(mezĕn-kīm)
An aggregation of mesenchymal or fibroblastlike cells.
[G. mes- middle + G. enkyma, infusion]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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