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mesothelioma

[ mez-uh-thee-lee-oh-muh, mes-, mee-zuh-, -suh- ]
/ 藢m蓻z 蓹藢胃i li藞o蕣 m蓹, 藢m蓻s-, 藞mi z蓹-, -s蓹- /
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noun, plural mes路o路the路li路o路mas, mes路o路the路li路o路ma路ta [mez-uh-thee-lee-oh-muh-tuh, mes-, mee-zuh-, -suh-]. /藢m蓻z 蓹藢胃i li藞o蕣 m蓹 t蓹, 藢m蓻s-, 藞mi z蓹-, -s蓹-/. 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.
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Origin of mesothelioma

First recorded in 1905鈥10; mesotheli(um) + -oma
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British Dictionary definitions for mesothelioma

mesothelioma
/ (藢m蓻z蓹蕣藢胃i藧l瑟藞蓹蕣m蓹) /

noun plural -mata (-m蓹t蓹) or -mas
a tumour of the epithelium lining the lungs, abdomen, or heart: often associated with exposure to asbestos dust

Word Origin for mesothelioma

C20: from mesotheli (um) + -oma
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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