Definition of Mesoglea

1. a gelatinous material in sponges [n -S]



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mesoglea

mesofaunal
mesofossil
mesofossils
mesofurca
mesofurcae
mesofurcal
mesogaster
mesogasters
mesogastria
mesogastric
mesogastrium
mesogen
mesogenic
mesogens
mesogla
mesoglea (current term)
mesogleal
mesogleas
mesoglia
mesoglial cells
mesogloea
mesogloeas
mesogluteal
mesogluteus
mesognathic
mesognathion
mesognathous
mesogranular
mesogranule
mesogranules

Literary usage of Mesoglea

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1. The Principles of Biology by John Irvin Hamaker (1913)
"Some sponges are quite soft, almost jelly like, but usually the mesoglea is so ... In some sponges the mesoglea contains a skeletal structure composed of ..."

2. A Manual of the Common Invertebrate Animals: Exclusive of Insects by Henry Sherring Pratt (1916)
"The body wall consists of the two main cell layers and the mesoglea, which contains ... The mesenteries are composed of mesoglea and entoderm; the important ..."

3. An Introduction to Zoology by Robert William Hegner (1910)
"The middle layer, the mesoglea, is in them remarkably thick, and resembles jelly, hence their name. Hydra and Jellyfishes Compared. ..."

4. Collected Reprints by Jesse Francis McClendon (1902)
"The apparent (but slight) metabolism of the mesoglea was probably entirely due to a few remnants of epithelium and to bacteria, which always attack the ..."

5. The Journal of Biological Chemistry by American Society of Biological Chemists (1917)
"The skeletal structure, mesoglea, contains less organic matter than the cells, ... The proportion of mesoglea increases with the size of the individual ..."

6. A Text-book of Biology for Students in General, Medical and Technical Courses by William Martin Smallwood (1918)
"These two layers are separated by a jelly-like, non-cellular layer, the mesoglea, which appears as a line when viewed in a microscopic FIG. 121. ..."

7. Contributions from the Bermuda Biological Station for Research by Bermuda Biological Station for Research (1916)
"The mesoglea of the mesenteries is very thin and in many cases can be seen only where it is cut obliquely. That it is somewhat tough and rigid, ..."

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