serosa

[si-roh-suh, -zuh]
noun, plural se·ro·sas, se·ro·sae [si-roh-see, -zee] /sɪˈroʊ si, -zi/.
  1. Embryology, Zoology.
    1. the chorion.
    2. a similar membrane in insects and other lower invertebrates.
  2. serous membrane.

Origin of serosa

1885–90; < New Latin serōsa, feminine of serōsus, equivalent to Latin ser(um) serum + -ōsus -ose1
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serosa

noun
  1. another name for serous membrane
  2. one of the thin membranes surrounding the embryo in an insect's egg

Word Origin for serosa

C19: from New Latin, from serōsus relating to serum
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serosa in Medicine

serosa

[sĭ-rōsə, -zə]
n. pl. se•ro•sas
  1. serous membrane
  2. The chorion of a bird or reptile embryo.
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