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mesothelioma

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noun me·so·the·li·o·ma \ˌme-zə-ˌthē-lē-ˈō-mə, ˌmē-, -sə-\

Definition of mesothelioma

plural mesotheliomas also mesotheliomataplay play \-mə-tə\

  1. :  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


Medical Dictionary

mesothelioma

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noun me·so·the·li·o·ma \ˌmez-ə-ˌthē-lē-ˈō-mə, ˌmēz-, ˌmēs-, ˌmes-\

Medical Definition of mesothelioma

plural mesotheliomas also mesotheliomata \-mət-ə\play

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




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