serous

[seer-uhs]
adjective
1.
resembling serum; of a watery nature.
2.
containing or secreting serum.
3.
of, pertaining to, or characterized by serum.

Origin:
1585–95; < Medieval Latin serōsus; see serum, -ous

serosity [si-ros-i-tee] , serousness, noun
nonserous, adjective
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serous (ˈsɪərəs)
 
adj
of, resembling, producing, or containing serum
 
[C16: from Latin serōsus, from serum]
 
serosity
 
n
 
'serousness
 
n

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serous
1594, "of or pertaining to serum," from Fr. séreux (16c.), from L. serosus, from serum "watery fluid, whey" (see serum).
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serous se·rous (sēr'əs)
adj.
Containing, secreting, or resembling serum.

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Example sentences
Occasionally the whole of the organ is invested by the serous membrane, and is then connected to the liver by a kind of mesentery.
In some ways the subdural space may be likened to a serous cavity.
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