Medical Dictionary


noun me·so·the·li·um \-ˈthē-lē-əm\
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


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