Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A serous membrane, especially one that lines the pericardial, pleural, and peritoneal cavities, enclosing their contents.
  • noun A membrane that surrounds the embryo of birds, reptiles, and many insects.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A serous membrane.

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  • noun A membrane which lines an internal cavity to protect the contents and which secretes serum.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a thin membrane lining the closed cavities of the body; has two layers with a space between that is filled with serous fluid

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[New Latin serōsa, feminine of serōsus, serous, from Latin serum, serum.]

Examples

  • The tunica serosa uteri covers the internal reproductive organs in women.

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  • The tunica serosa uteri covers the internal reproductive organs in women.

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  • The tunica serosa uteri covers the internal reproductive organs in women.

    Balkinization

  • The tunica serosa uteri covers the internal reproductive organs in women.

    Balkinization

  • The tunica serosa uteri covers the internal reproductive organs in women.

    Balkinization

  • The tunica serosa uteri covers the internal reproductive organs in women.

    Balkinization

  • The tunica serosa uteri covers the internal reproductive organs in women.

    Balkinization

  • The tunica serosa uteri covers the internal reproductive organs in women.

    Balkinization

  • The tunica serosa uteri covers the internal reproductive organs in women.

    Balkinization

  • The tunica serosa uteri covers the internal reproductive organs in women.

    Balkinization

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