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mes·o·the·li·um

 (mĕz′ə-thē′lē-əm, mĕs′-)
n. pl. mes·o·the·li·a (-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

(ˌmɛsəʊˈθiːlɪəm)
n, pl -liums or -lia (-lɪə)
(Anatomy) epithelium derived from embryonic mesoderm lining body cavities
[from New Latin, from meso- + (epi)thelium]
ˌmesoˈthelial adj

mes•o•the•li•um

(ˌmɛz əˈθi li əm, ˌmɛs-, ˌmi zə-, -sə-)

n., pl. -li•a (-li ə)
epithelium of mesodermal origin, which lines the body cavities.
[1885–90; meso- + (epi) thelium]
mes`o•the′li•al, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mesothelium - epithelium originating in the embryonic mesodermmesothelium - epithelium originating in the embryonic mesoderm; lines the primordial body cavity
epithelial tissue, epithelium - membranous tissue covering internal organs and other internal surfaces of the body
Translations

mes·o·the·li·um

n. mesotelio, capa celular del mesodermo embrionario que forma el epitelio que cubre las membranas serosas en el adulto.
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A study done at the University of Chicago6 showed all 40 benign mesothelial tissues (20 normal, 20 reactive cases) to be negative for GLUT-1, whereas of 45 MM, 9 (20%) were negative, 34 (53%) were weakly positive, and 12 (27%) were strongly positive.
These extreme differences result in marked desiccation of peritoneal and mesothelial tissues, cellular destruction, release of cytokines, and exposure of basal lamina to chemical irritation.