Definition of mesogloea in English:

mesogloea

(also mesogloia, mesoglaea, mesoglea)

noun

  • 1Botany. Usually in form Mesogloia. A genus of brown algae (family Chordariaceae); an alga of this genus.

  • 2Zoology. In coelenterates and ctenophores: a layer between the endoderm and the ectoderm, lacking organized cellular structure and often gelatinous in consistency.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Miles Berkeley (1803–1889), Church of England clergyman and naturalist. From scientific Latin Mesogloia, genus name from meso- + ancient Greek γλοίος glutinous substance.

Pronunciation

mesogloea

/ˌmɛsə(ʊ)ˈɡliːə/