serology

[ si-rol-uh-jee ]
/ sɪˈrɒl ə dʒi /

noun

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

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Origin of serology

First recorded in 1905–10; sero- + -logy

OTHER WORDS FROM serology

se·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
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British Dictionary definitions for serology

serology
/ (sɪˈrɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

the science concerned with serums

Derived forms of serology

serologic (ˌsɪərəˈlɒdʒɪk) or serological, adjectiveserologist, noun
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Medical definitions for serology

serology
[ sĭ-rŏlə-jē ]

n.

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.

Other words from serology

se′ro•logic null adj.
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