mesothelium

noun
me·​so·​the·​li·​um | \-ˈthē-lē-əm \
plural mesothelia\ -​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

Other Words from mesothelium

mesothelial \ -​lē-​əl \ 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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mesothelium

noun
me·​so·​the·​li·​um | \-ˈthē-lē-əm \
plural mesothelia\ -​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

Other Words from mesothelium

mesothelial \ -​lē-​əl \ adjective

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