Origin of serous
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Historical Examples of serosity
- of, resembling, producing, or containing serum
Word Origin for serous
C16: from Latin serōsus, from serum
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
early 15c., "watery," later "of or pertaining to serum" (16c.), from French séreux (16c.) and directly from Latin serosus, from serum "watery fluid, whey" (see serum). Related: Serosity.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A serous fluid or a serum.
- The condition of being serous.
- The serous quality of a liquid.
- Containing, secreting, or resembling serum.
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