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mesothelium

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noun, me·so·the·li·um \-ˈthē-lē-əm\

Definition of mesothelium

plural mesotheliaplay \-lē-ə\

  1. :  epithelium derived from mesoderm that lines the body cavity of a vertebrate embryo and gives rise to epithelia (as of the peritoneum, pericardium, and pleura), striated muscle, heart muscle, and several minor structures

mesothelial play \-lē-əl\ adjective


Origin of mesothelium

New Latin, from mes- + epithelium


First Known Use: 1886


Medical Dictionary

mesothelium

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noun me·so·the·li·um \-ˈthē-lē-əm\

Medical Definition of mesothelium

plural mesothelia \-lē-ə\play

  1. :  epithelium derived from mesoderm that lines the body cavity of a vertebrate embryo and gives rise to epithelia (as of the peritoneum, pericardium, and pleurae), striated muscle, heart muscle, and several minor structures

mesothelial \-lē-əl\play adjective



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