Embryology that part of the unspecialized mesoderm from which the connective tissues, cartilage, bone, blood, heart, and lymphatic vessels are derived
Origin of mesenchyme; from mes- + Modern Latin -enchyma, suffix denoting a type of cell tissue: see parenchyma
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.
Origin of mesenchymemes(o)– + –enchyma.
- mes·en′chy·mal, mes′en·chym′a·tous