Mesothelium meaning

mĕzə-thēlē-əm, mĕs-
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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.
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Epithelium of mesodermal origin; specif., the thin layer of mesodermal epithelial cells lining the pericardial, pleural, peritoneal, and scrotal cavities.
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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.
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A layer of flattened epithelial cells that lines the membranes of closed body cavities, including the pericardium, pleurae, and peritoneum.
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(biology) A membrane of flat cells that lines the body cavity of embryos and forms the squamous cells of the peritoneum, pericardium, and pleura.
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Origin of mesothelium

  • meso– (epi)thelium

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition