serosa

serosa

[si-roh-suh, -zuh]
noun, plural serosas, serosae [si-roh-see, -zee] .
1.
Embryology, Zoology.
a.
the chorion.
b.
a similar membrane in insects and other lower invertebrates.

Origin:
1885–90; < Neo-Latin serōsa, feminine of serōsus, equivalent to Latin ser(um) serum + -ōsus -ose1

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serosa (sɪˈrəʊsə)
 
n
1.  another name for serous membrane
2.  one of the thin membranes surrounding the embryo in an insect's egg
 
[C19: from New Latin, from serōsus relating to serum]

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serosa se·ro·sa (sĭ-rō'sə, -zə)
n. pl. se·ro·sas or se·ro·sae (-sē, -zē)

  1. See serous membrane.

  2. The chorion of a bird or reptile embryo.

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