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serology

[si-rol-uh-jee] /sɪˈrɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
the science dealing with the immunological properties and actions of serum.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; sero- + -logy
Related forms
serologic
[seer-uh-loj-ik] /ˌsɪər əˈlɒdʒ ɪk/ (Show IPA),
serological, adjective
serologically, adverb
serologist, noun
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Examples from the web for serology
  • serology is a blood test to detect the presence of antibodies against a microorganism.
  • Several types of proteins appear on red blood cells in a range of variants that can be tested by serology laboratories.
British Dictionary definitions for serology

serology

/sɪˈrɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
the science concerned with serums
Derived Forms
serologic (ˌsɪərəˈlɒdʒɪk), serological, adjective
serologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for serology
n.

1907, from sero-, comb. form of serum, + -ology. Related: Serological; serologist.

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serology in Medicine

serology se·rol·o·gy (sĭ-rŏl'ə-jē)
n.

  1. The science that deals with the properties and reactions of serums, especially blood serum.

  2. The characteristics of a disease or an organism shown by study of blood serums.


se'ro·log'ic or se'ro·log'i·cal adj.
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