noun, plural se·rums, se·ra [seer-uh] /ˈsɪər ə/.
Origin of serum
Related Words for seraantibody, antiserum, agglutinin, agglutinogen, vaccine, antigen, immunizer, immunotoxin
Examples from the Web for sera
Contemporary Examples of sera
He wanted to learn how to draft grant proposals so SERA could get more funding to do more relief work.
He started his relief group, called Special Emergency Response and Assistance (SERA), in the fall of that year.
Historical Examples of sera
He was from Sera in Lhasa, and had lived three years in Nagrong.Trans-Himalaya, Vol. 2 (of 2)
There he bathed his head and arms while the Ana pulled open Sera's food bag.
Sera served the Daughter as handmaiden while she was yet among us.
Vous n'avez qu' dire: rien ne me sera difficile' (June 1694).Popular Tales
Those of Khaldhan, of Preboung and Sera, are the most celebrated and the most populous.Travels in Tartary, Thibet, and China
Evariste Regis Huc
noun plural -rums or -ra (-rə)
Word Origin for serum
1670s, "watery animal fluid," from Latin serum "watery fluid, whey," from PIE root *ser- (2) "to run, flow" (cf. Greek oros "whey;" Sanskrit sarah "flowing," sarit "brook, river"). First applied 1893 to blood serum used in medical treatments.