mesothelioma


me·so·the·li·o·ma

noun \ˌme-zə-ˌthē-lē-ˈō-mə, ˌmē-, -sə-\
plural me·so·the·li·o·mas also me·so·the·li·o·ma·ta \-mə-tə\

Definition of MESOTHELIOMA

:  a usually malignant tumor derived from mesothelial tissue (as that lining the peritoneum or pleura)

Origin of MESOTHELIOMA

New Latin
First Known Use: circa 1899

me·so·the·li·o·ma

noun \ˌmez-ə-ˌthē-lē-ˈō-mə, ˌmēz-, ˌmēs-, ˌmes-\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural me·so·the·li·o·mas also me·so·the·li·o·ma·ta \-mət-ə\

Medical Definition of MESOTHELIOMA

: a tumor derived from mesothelial tissue (as that lining the peritoneum or pleura)

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