Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The mesodermal intercellular substance, or ground-substance, of some animals, as sponges and other cœlenterates.
- n. [capitalized] A genus of gelatinous seaweeds, typical of the Mesoglæaceæ, with olive-brown branching filiform fronds. The unilocular sporangia are oval in shape and borne at the base of peripheral filaments; the plurilocular sporangia are unknown.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) A thin gelatinous tissue separating the ectoderm and endoderm in certain cœlenterates.
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