Definition of Mesenchyme

1. Noun. Mesodermal tissue that forms connective tissue and blood and smooth muscles.

Generic synonyms: Mesoblast, Mesoderm

Definition of Mesenchyme

1. Noun. (anatomy) That part of the mesoderm of an embryo that develops into connective tissue, bone, cartilage, etc. ¹

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Definition of Mesenchyme

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Medical Definition of Mesenchyme

1. Embryonic tissue of mesodermal origin. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mesenchyme

mesencephalic nucleus of trigeminal nerve
mesencephalic tegmentum
mesencephalic tract of trigeminal nerve
mesencephalic veins
mesenchymal cells
mesenchymal epithelium
mesenchymal hyloma
mesenchymal tissue
mesenchyme (current term)
mesenteric adenopathy
mesenteric arteries
mesenteric artery
mesenteric glands
mesenteric hernia

Literary usage of Mesenchyme

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1. Text-book of the embryology of man and mammals by Oscar Hertwig, Edward Laurens Mark (1901)
"(THE mesenchyme-THEORY.) WITH the question of the origin of connective or mechanically sus- tentative substance and blood we enter a very difficult field, ..."

2. Amphioxus and the Ancestry of the Vertebrates by Arthur Willey (1894)
"mesenchyme and Body-cavity. The endoderm cells of the tail, which formed at ... This mesenchyme later gives origin to the musculature of the body proper of ..."

3. Quain's Elements of Anatomy by Jones Quain, Edward Albert Sharpey-Schäfer, George Dancer Thane (1890)
"... outer or somatic mesoblast, inner or splanchnic mesoblast and hypoblast) besides the mesenchyme ; to which mus-t be added a median strand of cells set ..."

4. A Laboratory Manual and Text-book of Embryology by Charles William Prentiss (1915)
"It gives rise to the mesodermal segments, intermediate cell masses, somatic and splanchnic layers, all of which are epithelia, and to the diffuse mesenchyme ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"It would seem to be more probable that the mesenchyme arises ¡n these forms, as it certainly does in the case of the later-formed mesenchyme of the ..."

6. A Text-book of Physiology: Normal and Pathological. For Students and by Winfield Scott Hall (1905)
"The mesenchyme arises from three other parts of the mesoblast besides the ... These four origins of the mesenchyme justify a classification of this ..."

7. Journal of Morphology by Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology (1897)
"I believe it to be this : Tkat tlie mesenchyme cells themselves are being ... And, on theoretical grounds, is not such an origin of the mesenchyme cells ..."

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