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

  • adjective Containing, secreting, or resembling serum.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having the character or quality of serum; of or pertaining to serum or serosity: as, a serous fluid; serous extravasation.
  • Secreting, containing, or conveying serum; causing serosity; concerned in serous effusion: as, a serous membrane; a serous surface.
  • Consisting of whey.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Thin; watery; like serum.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to serum. See serum.
  • adjective (Anat.) See under Membrane.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective medicine Containing, secreting, or resembling serum; watery; a fluid or discharge that is pale yellow and transparent, usually representing something of a benign nature. (This contrasts with the term sanguine, which means blood-tinged and usually harmful.)

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

  • adjective of or producing or containing serum


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From the noun serum.



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