Definitions for mesotheliumˌmɛz əˈθi li əm, ˌmɛs-, ˌmi zə-, -sə-; -li ə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mes•o•the•li•umˌmɛz əˈθi li əm, ˌmɛs-, ˌmi zə-, -sə-; -li ə(n.)(pl.)-li•a

  1. epithelium of mesodermal origin, which lines the body cavities.

    Category: Developmental Biology, Anatomy

Origin of mesothelium:

1885–90; meso - + (epi )thelium

mes`o•the′li•al(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. mesothelium(noun)

    epithelium originating in the embryonic mesoderm; lines the primordial body cavity

Wiktionary

  1. mesothelium(Noun)

    A membrane of flat cells that lines the body cavity of embryos and forms the squamous cells of the peritoneum, pericardium, and pleura

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mesothelium(noun)

    epithelial mesoderm; a layer of cuboidal epithelium cells, formed from a portion of the mesoderm during the differetiation of the germ layers. It constitutes the boundary of the c/lum

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  1. Mesothelium

    The mesothelium is a membrane that forms the lining of several body cavities: the pleura, peritoneum and pericardium. Mesothelial tissue also surrounds the male internal reproductive organs and covers the internal reproductive organs of women. Mesothelium that covers the internal organs is called visceral mesothelium, while the layer that covers the body walls is called the parietal mesothelium. It is a form of simple squamous epithelium.

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