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Definitions of serous

  1. Thin; watery; like serum; as the serous fluids. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Of or pertaining to serum; as, the serous glands, membranes, layers. See Serum. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Relating to, containing, or producing serum. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  4. Pertaining to serum. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. Resembling serum: thin: watery. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. SEROSITY. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. Pertaining to water; thin; watery; pertaining to serum. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. Watery; thin; like whey. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. Watery ; serum ; fluid, gland. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  10. [Latin] Watery; pert. serum; appl. fluid, gland (phys.). na
  11. s[=e]'rus, adj. resembling serum, thin, watery: secreting serum.--n. SEROS'ITY. [Serum.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  12. Thin; watery. Relating to the most watery portion of animal fluids, or to membranes that secrete them. See Serum. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  13. [Latin] Of or pertaining to serum; resembling serum, as S. liquids. na
  14. [Latin] Producing serum, or containing serum or a liquid like serum; as S. cysts. S. apoplexy, and improper term for (a) a condition in which, owing to wasting of the brain, spaces are left beneath the skull which are occupied by serum (hydrocephalus ex vacuo); (b) a condition resembling true apoplexy produced by effusion of serum in or about the brain. S. cells, S. glands, albuminous cells or glands. S. inflammation, inflammation (S. meningitis, S. retinitis, et.), in which the exudate consists largely of serum. S. membrane, a connective-tissue membrane lining one of the larger lymph-spaces (S. cavities) of the body. The membrane consists of a homogeneous basement membrane seated upon ordinary (subserous) connective tissue and bearing a single stratum of endothelial cells. The membrane is a closed sac, one portion of which (parietal portion) lines the wall of the cavity, the other (visceral portion) the viscera contained in it. The s. membranes include the Arachnoid investing the brain and cord, Pleura investing the lung, Pericardium investing the heart, Peritoneum investing the abdominal cavity and viscera, and Tunica vaginalis investing the testicle. The endocardium and the endothelial lining of the vessels are also properly included under s. membranes. The s. cavities contain normally a small amount of S. fluid, which is a variety of lymph. na
  15. Of or like serum, watery, whey-like. Hence serosity n. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  16. Pertaining to, or like, serum. American pocket medical dictionary.
  17. Consisting of, containing, resembling, or producing serum; thin, watery. Appleton's medical dictionary.

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