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[ si-rol-uh-jee ]
/ sɪˈrɒl ə dʒi /


the science dealing with the immunological properties and actions of serum.

Nearby words

seroepidemiology, serofibrinous, serofibrinous pleurisy, serofibrous, serologic, serology, seroma, seromembranous, seromucoid, seromucous, seromucous gland

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

Examples from the Web for serology

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British Dictionary definitions for serology


/ (sɪˈrɒlədʒɪ) /


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



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for serology


[ sĭ-rŏlə-jē ]


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