mesothelium

noun
me·​so·​the·​li·​um | \ ˌme-zə-ˈthē-lē-əm How to pronounce mesothelium (audio) , ˌmē-, -sə- \
plural mesothelia\ ˌme-​zə-​ˈthē-​lē-​ə How to pronounce mesothelium (audio) , ˌmē-​ , -​sə-​ \

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

Other Words from mesothelium

mesothelial \ ˌme-​zə-​ˈthē-​lē-​əl How to pronounce mesothelium (audio) , ˌmē-​ , -​sə-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of mesothelium

1886, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mesothelium

New Latin, from mes- + epithelium

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The first known use of mesothelium was in 1886

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“Mesothelium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mesothelium. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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mesothelium

noun
me·​so·​the·​li·​um | \ -ˈthē-lē-əm How to pronounce mesothelium (audio) \
plural mesothelia\ -​lē-​ə How to pronounce mesothelium (audio) \

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

Other Words from mesothelium

mesothelial \ -​lē-​əl How to pronounce mesothelium (audio) \ adjective

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