Definition of mesenchymal in US English:

mesenchymal

adjective

Embryology
  • See mesenchyme

    • ‘All animals, including the essentially epithelial cnidarians, nevertheless have the capacity to produce 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.’
    • ‘In vertebrates, the limb apical epidermis promotes proliferation and inhibits differentiation of underlying mesenchymal cells.’

Pronunciation

mesenchymal

/ˌmes-/