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mesoblast

 [mez´o-blast]
the mesoderm, especially in the early stages.

mes·o·blast

(mez'ō-blast),
Mesoderm, especially in the early undifferentiated stages.
See also: mesoderm.
[meso- + G. blastos, germ]

mesoblast

(mĕz′ə-blăst′, mĕs′-)
n.
The middle germinal layer of an early embryo, consisting of undifferentiated cells destined to become the mesoderm.

mes′o·blas′tic adj.

mesoblast

(1) Mesoderm [[NE3]]. 
(2) The middle germ layer of an early embryo, which consists of stem cells that give rise to the mesoderm and develop into muscle, bone, cartilage, blood cells and connective tissue.

mes·o·derm

(mez'ō-dĕrm)
The middle of the three primary germ layers of the embryo (the others being ectoderm and endoderm); mesoderm is the origin of all connective tissues, all musculature, blood, cardiovascular and lymphatic systems, most of the urogenital system, and the lining of the pericardial, pleural, and peritoneal cavities.
Synonym(s): mesoblast.
[G. meso- middle + G. derma, skin]