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serous

[seer-uh s] /ˈsɪər əs/
adjective
1.
resembling serum; of a watery nature.
2.
containing or secreting serum.
3.
of, pertaining to, or characterized by serum.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; < Medieval Latin serōsus; see serum, -ous
Related forms
serosity
[si-ros-i-tee] /sɪˈrɒs ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
serousness, noun
nonserous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for serosity

serous

/ˈsɪərəs/
adjective
1.
of, resembling, producing, or containing serum
Derived Forms
serosity (sɪˈrɒsɪtɪ), serousness, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Latin serōsus, from serum
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Word Origin and History for serosity

serous

adj.

early 15c., "watery," later "of or pertaining to serum" (16c.), from French séreux (16c.) and directly from Latin serosus, from serum "watery fluid, whey" (see serum). Related: Serosity.

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serosity in Medicine

serosity se·ros·i·ty (sĭ-rŏs'ĭ-tē)
n.

  1. A serous fluid or a serum.

  2. The condition of being serous.

  3. The serous quality of a liquid.

serous se·rous (sēr'əs)
adj.
Containing, secreting, or resembling serum.

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