Etymology
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mesothelioma (n.)

"malignant tumor of the mesothelium (usually that of the lungs)," typically caused by exposure to asbestos, by 1893, with -oma "morbid growth, tumor" + mesothelium (1886), which is from meso- "middle" + ending from epithelium.

updated on December 30, 2018

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Definitions of mesothelioma from WordNet

mesothelioma (n.)
a form of carcinoma of the mesothelium lining lungs or abdomen or heart; usually associated with exposure to asbestos dust;
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