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mesothelium

 [mez″o-the´le-um]
the layer of flat cells, derived from the mesoderm, that lines the body cavity of the embryo. In the adult it forms the simple squamous epithelium that covers the surface of all true serous membranes (peritoneum, pericardium, pleura).

mes·o·the·li·um

, pl.

mes·o·the·li·a

(mez'ō-thē'lē-ŭm, -lē-ă),
A single layer of flattened cells forming an epithelium that lines serous cavities; for example, peritoneum, pleura, pericardium.
[meso- + epithelium]

mesothelium

/meso·the·li·um/ (-the´le-um) the layer of cells, derived from mesoderm, lining the body cavity of the embryo; in the adult, it forms the simple squamous epithelium that covers all true serous membranes (peritoneum, pericardium, pleura).mesothe´lial

mesothelium

(mĕz′ə-thē′lē-əm, mĕs′-)
n. pl. mesothe·lia (-lē-ə)
The layer of flat cells of mesodermal origin that lines the embryonic body cavity and gives rise to the squamous cells of the peritoneum, pericardium, and pleura.

mes′o·the′li·al adj.

mesothelium

[mes′ōthē′lē·əm]
Etymology: Gk, mesos + epi, above, thele, nipple
a layer of cells that line the body cavities of the embryo and continue as a layer of squamous epithelial cells covering the serous membranes of the adult.

mes·o·the·li·um

, pl. mesothelia (mez'ō-thē'lē-ŭm, -ă)
A single layer of flattened cells forming an epithelium that lines serous cavities; e.g., peritoneum, pleura, pericardium.

mesothelium

Lining cells originating in the primitive MESODERM of the developing embryo. Mesothelium occurs in the PERITONEUM, PLEURA and PERICARDIUM as well as elsewhere in the body.

Mesothelium

A membrane/sac that that protects the body's major internal organs and allows them freedom of movement (for example, lung contractions). The mesothelium is comprised of several regions, including the abdominal cavity (peritoneum), the chest cavity (pleura), and pericardium (heart).
Mentioned in: Mesothelioma

mesothelium

the layer of flat cells, derived from the mesoderm, that lines the body cavity of the embryo. In the adult it forms the simple squamous epithelium that covers the surface of all true serous membranes (peritoneum, pericardium, pleura).
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In this disease, malignant cells develop in the mesothelium, a protective lining that covers most of the body's internal organs.
Mesothelioma is a cancer of the mesothelium, the thin membrane that lines the chest and abdomen.
National Cancer Institute, it is "a rare form of cancer in which malignant cells are found in the mesothelium, a protective sac that covers most of the body's internal organs.
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