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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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However, there are two types of tumor markers: those released/secreted by normal mesothelia such as CA125 and cytokeratin 19 (higher levels in benign fluids than in serum) and non released/secreted tumor markers (low concentrations in benign fluids) such as CEA.
Selgas et al., "Peritoneal dialysis induces an epithelial-mesenchymal transition of mesothelia cells," The New England Journal of Medicine, vol.
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