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[mez-uh-thee-lee-oh-muh, mes-, mee-zuh-, -suh-] /ˌmɛz əˌθi liˈoʊ mə, ˌmɛs-, ˈmi zə-, -sə-/

noun, plural mesotheliomas, mesotheliomata
[mez-uh-thee-lee-oh-muh-tuh, mes-, mee-zuh-, -suh-] /ˌmɛz əˌθi liˈoʊ mə tə, ˌmɛs-, ˈmi zə-, -sə-/ (Show IPA). Pathology.
a malignant tumor of the covering of the lung or the lining of the pleural and abdominal cavities, often associated with exposure to asbestos.
noun (pl) -mata (-mətə), -mas
a tumour of the epithelium lining the lungs, abdomen, or heart: often associated with exposure to asbestos dust

mesothelioma mes·o·the·li·o·ma (měz’ə-thē’lē-ō’mə, měs’-)
n. pl. mes·o·the·li·o·mas or mes·o·the·li·o·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
A rare neoplasm derived from the lining cells of the pleura and peritoneum and growing as a thick sheet composed of spindle cells or fibrous tissue covering the viscera.


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