mesogloea definition

  • noun:
    • A thin gelatinous tissue separating the ectoderm and endoderm in a few cœlenterates.
    • The mesodermal intercellular material, or ground-substance, of some creatures, as sponges as well as other cœlenterates.
    • [capitalized] A genus of gelatinous seaweeds, typical of the Mesoglæaceæ, with olive-brown branching filiform fronds.
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