from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Containing, secreting, or resembling serum.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Thin; watery; like serum.
- adj. Of or pertaining to serum. See serum.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or producing or containing serum
The membranes that surround these cavities are called the serous membranes.
These cavities, called the serous cavities, house certain major organs in the body including the heart, lungs, abdomen and others.
In my opinion death resulted from serous effusion on the brain, commonly known as serous apoplexy.
It is also called the serous (spongy) membrane, because it is pierced like a sieve or sponge.
(called serous) or dense, the latter either fibrinous or albuminous.
Pander, however, had distinguished only three germ-layers, an upper "serous" layer, a lower "mucous" layer and a middle
_ -- Fluid secretions, excretions, etc., such as serous exudation, pus, blood, etc., are treated as fluid cultivations; but if the material is very thick or viscous, a small quantity of sterile bouillon or normal saline solution may be used to dilute it, and thorough incorporation effected by the help of a sterile platinum rod.
The study did find a statistically significant increase in risk of the most common 'serous' type of ovarian cancer among women who had used the drug clomiphene, around a 67 per cent increased risk.
In 2007, R B Berry wrote: That a high cohesive gel implant could have suffered such a massive failure only three years after implantation is very worrying and, in this case, not only had silicone migrated to a regional lymph node, but the exposed silicone gel appears to have provoked an inflammatory response with the production of a significant quantity of serous exudate.
Even though all the women were believed healthy at the time, about 8% had undiagnosed serous ovarian tumors, the most deadly kind.