mesothelioma

[ mez-uh-thee-lee-oh-muh, mes-, mee-zuh-, -suh- ]

noun,plural mes·o·the·li·o·mas, mes·o·the·li·o·ma·ta [mez-uh-thee-lee-oh-muh-tuh, mes-, mee-zuh-, -suh-]. /ˌmɛz əˌθi liˈoʊ mə tə, ˌmɛs-, ˈmi zə-, -sə-/. Pathology.
  1. a malignant tumor of the covering of the lung or the lining of the pleural and abdominal cavities, often associated with exposure to asbestos.

Origin of mesothelioma

1
First recorded in 1905–10; mesotheli(um) + -oma

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British Dictionary definitions for mesothelioma

mesothelioma

/ (ˌmɛzəʊˌθiːlɪˈəʊmə) /


nounplural -mata (-mətə) or -mas
  1. a tumour of the epithelium lining the lungs, abdomen, or heart: often associated with exposure to asbestos dust

Origin of mesothelioma

1
C20: from mesotheli (um) + -oma

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