mesothelioma

noun
me·​so·​the·​li·​o·​ma | \ ˌme-zə-ˌthē-lē-ˈō-mə How to pronounce mesothelioma (audio) , ˌmē-, -sə- \
plural mesotheliomas also mesotheliomata\ ˌme-​zə-​ˌthē-​lē-​ˈō-​mə-​tə How to pronounce mesothelioma (audio) , ˌmē-​ , -​sə-​ \

Definition of mesothelioma

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

Examples of mesothelioma in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Alameda County Superior Court jury found Monday that Johnson & Johnson was responsible for Christina Prudencio’s mesothelioma and awarded $26.4 million for her losses, most of it for past and future pain and suffering. Bob Egelko, San Francisco Chronicle, 27 Aug. 2021 That’s understandable, after several recent high-profile incidents in which beauty products were linked to health issues—perhaps most notably Johnson & Johnson baby powder’s connection to the cancer mesothelioma. Jamie Ducharme, Time, 2 Aug. 2021 The International Agency for Research on Cancer, an arm of the World Health Organization, classifies asbestos as a cause of mesothelioma and other types of cancer. Bob Egelko, San Francisco Chronicle, 8 June 2021 Fields has mesothelioma, according to Moore-Fields. Lauren Castle, azcentral, 7 Apr. 2020 On Monday, an unusual mid-trial settlement was announced in an Oakland, California, case involving a woman who claimed asbestos in the powder caused her mesothelioma, a cancer that can affect the lungs and other organs. Washington Post, 7 Jan. 2020 The lawyers represent four people who alleged in lawsuits that J&J’s talc powders contained asbestos and that their use of the powders caused a cancer of the lungs known as mesothelioma. Peter Loftus, WSJ, 27 Jan. 2020 On Monday, an unusual mid-trial settlement was announced in an Oakland, California, case involving a woman who claimed asbestos in the powder caused her mesothelioma, a cancer that can affect the lungs and other organs. Washington Post, 7 Jan. 2020 About 16,800 plaintiffs have filed lawsuits against J&J in U.S. state and federal courts alleging the company’s talcum powders caused ovarian cancer or mesothelioma, and J&J failed to properly warn consumers of this risk. Peter Loftus, WSJ, 6 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of mesothelioma

circa 1899, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mesothelioma

New Latin

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The first known use of mesothelioma was circa 1899

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“Mesothelioma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mesothelioma. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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mesothelioma

noun
me·​so·​the·​li·​o·​ma | \ ˌmez-ə-ˌthē-lē-ˈō-mə, ˌmēz-, ˌmēs-, ˌmes- How to pronounce mesothelioma (audio) \
plural mesotheliomas also mesotheliomata\ -​mət-​ə How to pronounce mesothelioma (audio) \

Medical Definition of mesothelioma

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

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