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  • adj. Situated under a serous membrane.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Situated under a serous membrane.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Somewhat serous or watery, as a secretion.
  • Situated or occurring beneath a serous membrane.


sub- +‎ serous (Wiktionary)


  • On removing the peritonaeum from the inguinal wall on the inner side of the iliac vessels, K L, we find the horizontal branch of the os pubis, and the parts connected with it above and below, to be still covered by what is called the subserous tissue.

    Surgical Anatomy

  • The attached surface is rough, being connected to the viscera and inner surface of the parietes by means of areolar tissue, termed the subserous areolar tissue.

    XI. Splanchnology. 2e. The Abdomen

  • Those pedunculated fibroids that appear on the outside of the uterus are known as subserous pedunculated fibroids, while those that appear inside the uterus are known as pedunculated submucosal fibroids.

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  • Any growths on the outer wall of the uterus are called subserous fibroids.

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  • Beneath the fascia transversalis is found the subserous cellular membrane, which serves as a connecting medium between the fascia and the peritonaeum.

    Surgical Anatomy

  • By removing the subserous cellular tissue, we lay bare the peritonaeum, which forms the eighth layer of the inguinal region.

    Surgical Anatomy

  • The femoral ring is not as yet discernible on the inner side of the iliac vein, K; for the subserous tissue being stretched across this aperture masks it.

    Surgical Anatomy

  • —The lungs are composed of an external serous coat, a subserous areolar tissue and the pulmonary substance or parenchyma.

    XI. Splanchnology. 1e. The Lungs

  • The subserous areolar tissue contains a large proportion of elastic fibers; it invests the entire surface of the lung, and extends inward between the lobules.

    XI. Splanchnology. 1e. The Lungs

  • In the interior of the body they lie in the submucous areolar tissue, throughout the whole length of the digestive, respiratory, and genito-urinary tracts; and in the subserous tissue of the thoracic and abdominal walls.

    VIII. The Lymphatic System. 1. Introduction


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