mesogloea


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mes·o·gle·a

also mes·o·gloe·a  (mĕz′ə-glē′ə, mĕs′-, mē′zə-, -sə-)
n.
The layer of gelatinous material that separates the inner and outer cell layers of a cnidarian.

[New Latin mesogloea : meso- + Medieval Greek gloia, glia, glue; see zoogloea.]

mes′o·gle′al adj.
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An increase in E' associated with the formation of bonds between molecules has been reported in the collagenous mesogloea of a sea anemone (Gosline, 1971).