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blood serum

blood serum

noun

  1. blood plasma from which the clotting factors have been removed


blood serum

  1. Blood plasma from which the protein fibrinogen, which causes clotting of the blood, has been removed.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of blood serum1

First recorded in 1905–10
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Example Sentences

All of the 28 hospitalized patients in the study and all but one vaccinated subject retained sufficient immune levels in their blood serum to neutralize the wild type virus and all three variants, the researchers concluded.

From Time

Hanna’s team grew the mouse embryos longer by adding blood serum from human umbilical cords, agitating them in glass jars, and pumping in a pressurized oxygen mixture.

Pfizer-BioNTech have already done studies testing blood serum from people vaccinated with their original shot against some of these variants, and found that the immune response triggered by the two doses is still quite protective.

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Accuracy of canine scent detection of lung cancer in blood serum.

Those findings add to a growing body of experiments testing antibody-rich blood serum from vaccinated people against new mutations, with largely encouraging results.

The clear, straw-colored fluid which is left after separation of the coagulum is called blood-serum.

Blood-serum and milk-serum which have been carefully filtered through a porcelain candle.

Paraglobulin, par-a-glob′ū-lin, n. a globulin found in blood-serum, fibrino-plastin.

The antiserum used for the precipitin reaction was obtained by treating a rabbit with human blood serum.

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

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