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Serous definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SE'ROUS, a.
1. Thin; watery; like whey; used of that part of the blood which separates in coagulation from the grumous or red part.
2. Pertaining to serum.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: of or producing or containing serum; "a serous exudate"

Merriam Webster's

adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin serosus, from Latin serum Date: 15th century of, relating to, or resembling serum; especially of thin watery constitution <a serous exudate>

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. of or like or producing serum; watery. Phrases and idioms: serous gland (or membrane) a gland or membrane with a serous secretion. Derivatives: serosity n. Etymology: F séreux or med.L serosus (as SERUM)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Serous Se"rous, a. [Cf. F. s['e]reux. See Serum.] (Physiol.) (a) Thin; watery; like serum; as the serous fluids. (b) Of or pertaining to serum; as, the serous glands, membranes, layers. See Serum. Serous membrane. (Anat.) See under Membrane.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. Thin (as parts of animal fluids), watery, serose.

Moby Thesaurus

bloody, chylifactive, chylifactory, chylific, excretory, humoral, ichorous, lachrymal, lachrymose, lacrimatory, lactational, lacteal, lacteous, phlegmy, purulent, pussy, rheumy, salivant, salivary, salivous, sanious, secretional, secretive, secretory, seminal, sialagogic, spermatic, suppurated, suppurating, suppurative, tearlike, watering, watery



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