mesothelium


me·so·the·li·um

noun \-ˈthē-lē-əm\
plural me·so·the·lia\-lē-ə\

Definition of MESOTHELIUM

:  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
me·so·the·li·al \-lē-əl\ adjective

Origin of MESOTHELIUM

New Latin, from mes- + epithelium
First Known Use: 1886

me·so·the·li·um

noun \-ˈthē-lē-əm\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural me·so·the·lia \-lē-ə\

Medical Definition of MESOTHELIUM

: 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
me·so·the·li·al \-lē-əl\ adjective

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: mesothoracic
Previous Word in the Dictionary: mesothelioma
All Words Near: mesothelium

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up mesothelium? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).