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blood serum

noun
1.
serum (def 1).
Origin of blood serum
1905-1910
First recorded in 1905-10
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Examples from the Web for blood serum
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  • I will now inject a little of the blood serum of the victims into a white mouse.

    The Silent Bullet Arthur B. Reeve
  • It comprises the major part of the blood serum and every tissue and organ.

    Encyclopedia of Diet Eugene Christian
  • It is also accounted for by the germicidal properties of the blood serum.

  • Here is still another with the tissue in distilled water, but no blood serum.

    The Social Gangster Arthur B. Reeve
  • The forces of nature form and mobilize directly in the blood serum.

    The Social Gangster Arthur B. Reeve
  • It is the blood serum—blood-water and fibrogen—which harbours the white and the red corpuscles.

    Valere Aude Louis Dechmann
  • Agar and blood serum are frequently used in the form of slope or slant cultures.

    The Fundamentals of Bacteriology Charles Bradfield Morrey
  • In many bacterial diseases, agglutinins for the particular organism are present in the blood serum of the affected animal.

    The Fundamentals of Bacteriology Charles Bradfield Morrey
  • On the first two occasions blood was removed, on the third blood serum only, and on the last pus.

  • The method thus shows the existence of not an absolute but of a strong quantitative specificity of blood serum.

British Dictionary definitions for blood serum

blood serum

noun
1.
blood plasma from which the clotting factors have been removed
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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blood serum in Science
blood serum  
Blood plasma from which the protein fibrinogen, which causes clotting of the blood, has been removed.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
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