mesothelium

noun me·so·the·li·um \ -ˈthē-lē-əm \

Definition of mesothelium

plural mesothelia play \-lē-ə\
: 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

mesothelial

play \-lē-əl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of mesothelium

New Latin, from mes- + epithelium


Medical Dictionary

mesothelium

noun me·so·the·li·um \ -ˈthē-lē-əm \

medical Definition of mesothelium

plural mesothelia play \-lē-ə\
: 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

mesothelial

play \-lē-əl\ adjective

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