Definitions

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  • n. The quality or state of being serous.
  • n. A thin watery animal fluid, such as synovial fluid or pericardial fluid.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being serous.
  • n. A thin watery animal fluid, as synovial fluid and pericardial fluid.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being serous or watery.
  • n. That which is serous or watery; a serous fluid; serum.

Etymologies

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Compare French serosité. See serous.

Examples

  • 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.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse

  • 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.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse

  • If, however, the fluid is a serosity, we prefer to remove it by punctures with a very small trocar.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse

  • 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.

    The Dog

  • At other times a separation takes place between the dermis and the epidermis, which is a perfect mass of serosity.

    The Dog

  • 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.

    Zoonomia, Vol. I Or, the Laws of Organic Life

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