If, however, the fluid is a serosity, we prefer to remove it by punctures with a very small trocar.
The grand causa mortis amongst the human family was serosity.
early 15c., "watery," later "of or pertaining to serum" (16c.), from French séreux (16c.) and directly from Latin serosus, from serum "watery fluid, whey" (see serum). Related: Serosity.
serosity se·ros·i·ty (sĭ-rŏs'ĭ-tē)n.
A serous fluid or a serum.
The condition of being serous.
The serous quality of a liquid.
serous se·rous (sēr'əs)adj. Containing, secreting, or resembling serum.