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 (mĕz′ə-dûrm′, mĕs′-)
The middle embryonic germ layer, lying between the ectoderm and the endoderm, from which connective tissue, muscle, bone, and the urogenital and circulatory systems develop.

mes′o·der′mal, mes′o·der′mic adj.
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Adj.1.mesodermal - relating to or derived from the mesodermmesodermal - relating to or derived from the mesoderm
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This incidence relates to approximately 8,000 new cases per year in the United States.1 Sarcomas generally have mesodermal origin, although some are derived from the neuroectoderm, and they are divided into two groups: bone and soft-tissue sarcomas.
In the earliest specimen, the primordium of the uterus is identifiable to the naked eye as a whitish mesodermal thickening in the midline in the false pelvis concealed by coils of intestine.
Metachronous small bowel metastasis from a mixed mullerian mesodermal tumour.
Diploblasts such as Cnidaria and Ctenophora lack the mesodermal layer but possess a layer of mesoglea, an acellular gel-like matrix of connective tissue, that separates the gastrodermis and the epidermis (Burton, 2008).
Immunomodulatory and antiinflammatory effects of MSCs have also been observed in treating different eczemas like atopic dermatitis, allergic dermatitis etc.3 In patients with severe plaque psoriasis, bone marrow stem cells transplantation both autologous and allogenic, showed improvement clinically.3 MSCs possess wide differentiating potential and they not only generate cells of mesodermal origin e.g.
Tbx6 was already known to be active in formation of musculoskeletal tissue--Tbx6 mutant mice produce ectopic neural tubes at the expense of musculoskeletal tissue--but its expression and function in early/nascent mesoderm and mesodermal derivatives, including cardiovascular lineages, have been largely unknown.
The scaffolds, fitted with human induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived mesodermal progenitor cells, were placed into a bioreactor specially designed to accommodate bone grafts with a broad range of sizes.
Fibrosarcoma is characterized as an invasive nodular tumor of mesodermal origin, with elongated central normochromatic nuclei and basophilic nucleoli.
Third possibility suggested in literature is that of heteroplasia, which is displacement of mesodermal cells during embryonic life already destined to differentiate into cartilage.7
Fibroepithelial polyps (FEPs) are rare, benign, non-epithelial tumors of mesodermal origin that are located in the urinary system.
3Tox has been named an alternative to Botox and uses the power ofmesotherapy, a procedure in which vitamins, minerals and amino acids are delivered into the mesodermal layer of tissue under the skin.
ASCs have mesodermal origin and undergo several lineages of adipogenic, osteogenic, chondrogenic, myogenic, cardiogenic, and neurogenic differentiation [15].