Origin of serology

First recorded in 1905–10; sero- + -logy
Related formsse·ro·log·ic [seer-uh-loj-ik] /ˌsɪər əˈlɒdʒ ɪk/, se·ro·log·i·cal, adjectivese·ro·log·i·cal·ly, adverbse·rol·o·gist, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for serological


  1. the science concerned with serums
Derived Formsserologic (ˌsɪərəˈlɒdʒɪk) or serological, adjectiveserologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for serological



1907, from sero-, comb. form of serum, + -ology. Related: Serological; serologist.

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serological in Medicine


  1. The science that deals with the properties and reactions of serums, especially blood serum.
  2. The characteristics of a disease or an organism shown by study of blood serums.
Related formsse′ro•logic null adj.
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