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Pronunciation: mes'eng-kim


  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]

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