Plural of mesothelium.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • mesothelium — noun (plural mesothelia) Etymology: New Latin, from mes + epithelium Date: 1886 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),… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • mesothelium — mesothelial, adj. /mez euh thee lee euhm, mes , mee zeuh , seuh /, n., pl. mesothelia / lee euh/. Anat., Embryol. epithelium of mesodermal origin, which lines the body cavities. [1885 90; MESO + (EPI)THELIUM] * * * …   Universalium

  • mesothelium — [ˌmɛsə(ʊ) θi:lɪəm, ˌmɛz , ˌmi:s , ˌmi:z ] noun (plural mesothelia) Anatomy the epithelium lining the pleurae, peritoneum, and pericardium, derived from the surface layer of the embryonic mesoderm. Derivatives mesothelial adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • mesothelium — /mɛsoʊˈθiliəm/ (say mesoh theeleeuhm), /miz / (say meez ) noun (plural mesothelia / liə/ (say leeuh)) epithelium of mesodermal origin, which lines the body cavities. {meso + thelium as in epithelium} –mesothelial, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • mesothelium — [mes΄ō thē′lē əm, mez΄ō thē′lē əm] n. pl. mesothelia [mes΄ō thē′lēə, mez΄ō thē′lēə] [ModL < MESO + (epi)thelium] epithelium of mesodermal origin; specif., the thin layer of mesodermal epithelial cells lining the pericardial, pleural,… …   English World dictionary

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