from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A serous membrane, especially one that lines the pericardial, pleural, and peritoneal cavities, enclosing their contents.
- n. The chorion of a bird or reptile embryo.
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- n. A membrane which lines an internal cavity to protect the contents and which secretes serum.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A serous membrane.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a thin membrane lining the closed cavities of the body; has two layers with a space between that is filled with serous fluid
The tunica serosa uteri covers the internal reproductive organs in women.
Indusium: the case made by an insect larva: a membranous layer of the embryo of Locustidae below the serosa.
The serous coat (tunica serosa) is derived from the peritoneum; it invests the fundus and the whole of the intestinal surface of the uterus; but covers the vesical surface only as far as the junction of the body and cervix.
The serous coat (tunica serosa) is a partial one, and is derived from the peritoneum.
The external or serous coat (tunica serosa vesicæ felleæ) is derived from the peritoneum; it completely invests the fundus, but covers the body and neck only on their under surfaces.
The serous coat (tunica serosa) is derived from the peritoneum, and invests the greater part of the surface of the organ.
The external or serous coat (tunica serosa) is derived from the peritoneum; it is thin, smooth, and in the human subject intimately adherent to the fibroelastic coat.
The serous coat (tunica serosa) is derived from the peritoneum.
After the fusion of the edges of the amniotic fold, the two layers of the fold become completely separated, the inner forming the amnion, the outer the false amnion or serosa.
Its outer wall becomes applied to and fuses with the serosa, which lies immediately inside the shell membrane.
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