mesothelioma

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mes·o·the·li·o·ma

 (mĕz′ə-thē′lē-ō′mə, mĕs′-, mē′zə-, -sə-)
n. pl. mes·o·the·li·o·ma·ta (-mə-tə) or mes·o·the·li·o·mas
A usually malignant tumor of mesothelial tissue, especially that of the pleura or peritoneum.

mesothelioma

(ˌmɛzəʊˌθiːlɪˈəʊmə)
n, pl -mata (-mətə) or -mas
(Pathology) a tumour of the epithelium lining the lungs, abdomen, or heart: often associated with exposure to asbestos dust
[C20: from mesotheli(um) + -oma]

mes•o•the•li•o•ma

(ˌmɛz əˌθi liˈoʊ mə, ˌmɛs-, ˈmi zə-, -sə-)

n., pl. -mas, -ma•ta (-mə tə)
a malignant tumor of the covering of the lung or the lining of the pleural and abdominal cavities, often associated with exposure to asbestos.
[1905–10]

mesothelioma

a rare malignant tumor that may invade the linings of the lungs and the abdomen. Also called celiothelioma.
See also: Cancer
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mesothelioma - a form of carcinoma of the mesothelium lining lungs or abdomen or heartmesothelioma - a form of carcinoma of the mesothelium lining lungs or abdomen or heart; usually associated with exposure to asbestos dust
carcinoma - any malignant tumor derived from epithelial tissue; one of the four major types of cancer
Translations
mezoteliom
mésothéliome

mesothelioma

n mesotelioma m