[mez-uh-thee-lee-uh m, mes-, mee-zuh-, -suh-]
- epithelium of mesodermal origin, which lines the body cavities.
Origin of mesothelium
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These cells are developed from the Endothelium and mesothelium.
This mesodermic epithelium lining the cœlom is called the mesothelium.
But very early this tissue is increased to form a massive layer by direct development from the mesothelium.
The mesenchymal tissue between the mesothelium and the ectoderm forms the mass of the skeletal, muscular and vascular systems.
Again, the function of this mesothelium apart from the germ-cell is essentially excretory and phagocytic.The Origin of Vertebrates
Walter Holbrook Gaskell
- epithelium, derived from embryonic mesoderm lining body cavities
from New Latin, from meso- + (epi) thelium
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
- 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. Compare endothelium.
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