Origin of serous
Examples from the Web for serous
But that leak to the Washington Post was a sign, I suppose, that they're going to put some serous political capital into this.The Gun Debate Heats Up
January 8, 2013
The upper jaw is an independent outgrowth of the serous layer.Form and Function
E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
The cause of the serous collections is not so readily discovered.Cases of Organic Diseases of the Heart
John Collins Warren
Hemorrhages are found in the mucous, serous or muscular layers.Scurvy Past and Present
Alfred Fabian Hess
The stools are at first semisolid, and then are watery and serous.
When it produces a serous exudation, it should be frequently renewed.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
- of, resembling, producing, or containing serum
Word Origin and History for serous
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.
- Containing, secreting, or resembling serum.