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Meaning of mesothelioma

mes•o•the•li•o•ma

Pronunciation: (mez"u-thē"lē-ō'mu, mes"-, mē'zu-, -su-), [key]
— pl. -mas, -ma•ta
  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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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