Portion of tissue composed of mesenchymal cells (motile cells that develop from epthelia via an epithelial to mesenchymal transition) and surrounding extracellular material. Mesenchyme has different embryological origins in different metazoan taxa - in many invertebrates it derives in whole or part from ectoderm. In vertebrates it derives largely from mesoderm, and sometimes the terms are used interchangeably, e.g. lateral plate mesoderm/mesenchyme. [ https://github.com/obophenotype/uberon/issues/1641 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mesenchyme https://archive.org/details/invertebratesnde00brus/page/n240/mode/2up ]

This is just here as a test because I lose it

Term information

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Subsets

uberon_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core

definition

Portion of tissue composed of mesenchymal cells (motile cells that develop from epthelia via an epithelial to mesenchymal transition) and surrounding extracellular material. Mesenchyme has different embryological origins in different metazoan taxa - in many invertebrates it derives in whole or part from ectoderm. In vertebrates it derives largely from mesoderm, and sometimes the terms are used interchangeably, e.g. lateral plate mesoderm/mesenchyme.

depicted by

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f4/Mesenchymal_Stem_Cell.jpg

editor note

the relationship to mesoderm is weaker than develops_from in order to have classes such as 'head mesenchyme from mesoderm' make sense

external definition

A mesh-like cell arrangement, less compact than an epithelium. Kimmel et al, 1995.[TAO]

Portion of tissue consisting of loosely organized undifferentiated mesodermal cells that give rise to such structures as connective tissues, blood, lymphatics, bone, and cartilage.[AAO]

has exact synonym

mesenchymal tissue

portion of mesenchyme tissue

portion of mesenchymal tissue

mesenchyme tissue

has related synonym

mesenchyma

id

UBERON:0003104