Definition of mesenchymal in English:


Pronunciation /ˌmezˌenˈkīməl/ /ˌmes-/



See mesenchyme

‘All animals, including the essentially epithelial cnidarians, nevertheless have the capacity to produce mesenchymal cells.’
  • ‘In vertebrates, the limb apical epidermis promotes proliferation and inhibits differentiation of underlying mesenchymal cells.’
  • ‘While turning an undistinguished group of mesenchymal cells into muscle is a complex transformation, that transformation can be turned on or off with a set of very simple commands.’
  • ‘The transcription factors that promote epithelial cells are repressed in order to produce mesenchymal cells.’
  • ‘There is no doubt that a lattice does exist, and mesenchymal cells certainly line up along it.’