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 (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.


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]


(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.


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


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He has taken 18 asbestos cases involving 72 plaintiffs to verdict and recently obtained a defense verdict in an asbestos case involving a 39-year-old plaintiff with malignant mesothelioma.
Evidence read out on behalf of pathologist Dr Jason Shannon said the cause of Mr Grindell's death was pneumonia, caused by a malignant mesothelioma of the left lung pleura.
I accept the cause of death as left lower lobe pneumonia caused by a malignant mesothelioma of the left lung pleura.
gov/types/mesothelioma) National Cancer Institute , exposure to asbestos, a set of six naturally occurring silicate minerals, over a long period of time was a major cause of malignant mesothelioma, a disease in which malignant cancer cells grows in the thin layer of tissue that covers the lung, chest wall, or abdomen.
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He had been diagnosed in 2014 as having malignant mesothelioma, which is caused by exposure to asbestos, but his sister Sylvia Grierson told the hearing that although he had held various jobs in the Merseyside area most of them were in offices.
Malignant mesothelioma is a neoplasm associated with occupational and environmental inhalation exposure to asbestos * fibers and other elongate mineral particles (EMPs) (1-3).
The occurrence of malignant mesothelioma is typically related to exposure to mineral fibers such as asbestos and erionite.
13) As a result, the ICCR commenced development of a series of thoracic datasets, including a dataset for malignant mesothelioma.
Natural history and epidemiology of malignant mesothelioma.
It also reviews key players involved in the therapeutic development for Malignant Mesothelioma and special features on late-stage and discontinued projects.
Treatment and survival analyses of malignant mesothelioma in Japan," Acta Oncologica, vol.

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