from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The state of being serous or watery.
- noun That which is serous or watery; a serous fluid; serum.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The quality or state of being serous.
- noun (Physiol.) A thin watery animal fluid, as synovial fluid and pericardial fluid.
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- noun The quality or state of being
- noun biology A thin
watery animal fluid, such as synovialfluid or pericardialfluid.
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The hygroma, at the very beginning of the trouble, contains a bloody serosity which soon becomes strictly serum, and this, through the influence of an acute inflammatory action, is liable to undergo a change which converts it into the usual purulent product of suppuration.
This may be soft at first or become so by degrees, with fluctuation, its contents being at first extravasated blood, and later a serosity; or, if there has been a sufficient degree of inflammation, it may become suppurative.
If, however, the fluid is a serosity, we prefer to remove it by punctures with a very small trocar.
The chest of one of them enclosed a small quantity of serosity; a similar fluid was between the dura mater and the arachnoid membrane, and the same was the case in the larger ventricles of the encephalon.
At other times a separation takes place between the dermis and the epidermis, which is a perfect mass of serosity.
Some mucus nearly as viscid as the white of egg, which was discharged by stool, did not coagulate, though I evaporated it to one fourth of the quantity, nor did the aqueous and vitreous humours of a sheep's eye coagulate by the like experiment: but the serosity from an anasarcous leg, and that from the abdomen of a dropsical person, and the crystalline humour of a sheep's eye, coagulated in the same heat.