Definition of Mesothelioma

1. Noun. A form of carcinoma of the mesothelium lining lungs or abdomen or heart; usually associated with exposure to asbestos dust.

Generic synonyms: Carcinoma



Definition of Mesothelioma

1. Noun. (context: pathology oncology) An uncommon malignant tumour of the mesothelium, usually of the lungs after exposure to asbestos. ¹

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Definition of Mesothelioma

1. [n -MATA or -MAS]

Medical Definition of Mesothelioma

1. Malignant tumour of the mesothelium, usually of lung, caused by exposure to asbestos fibres, particularly those of crocidolite, the fibres of which are thin and straight and penetrate to the deep layers of the lung. Because of their shape, the fibres puncture the macrophage phagosome and are released, leading to a chronic inflammatory state that is thought to contribute to development of the tumour. (06 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mesothelioma

mesostructured
mesostructures
mesosyphilis
mesosystolic
mesotarsal
mesotartaric
mesotartaric acid
mesotendineum
mesotendon
mesotheca
mesothecae
mesothelia
mesothelial
mesothelial cell
mesothelial hyloma
mesothelioma (current term)
mesotheliomas
mesotheliomata
mesothelium
mesotherapy
mesothoraces
mesothoracic
mesothorax
mesothoraxes
mesothorium
mesotocin
mesotrione
mesotrochal
mesotron
mesotrons

Literary usage of Mesothelioma

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1919)
"A mesothelioma OF BOTH SUPRARENAL BODIES AND BOTH LUNGS, WITH HEMOTHORAX. By WILLIAM H. HARRIS, MD, NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA. ..."

2. Asbestos Publications Produced by the National Institute for Occupational by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"The first large group of malignant pleural mesothelioma cases due to asbestos ... This fact, and subsequent reports on mesothelioma cases from Great Britain ..."

3. Asbestos: Selected Cancers by Institute of Medicine (U. S.) (2006)
"Genetic Predisposition to Malignant mesothelioma Case reports of familial clusters of malignant mesothelioma resulting from occupational or household ..."

4. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"To determine whether this distribution pattern is specific to cases of mesothelioma, we compared the fiber distribution in the lungs of 20 cases of ..."

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