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noun Medicine/Medical.
  1. therapy by means of injections of a serum obtained especially from an immune animal.
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Origin of serotherapy

First recorded in 1890–95; sero- + therapy
Related formsse·ro·ther·a·pist, noun
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Examples from the Web for serotherapy

Historical Examples

  • These examples—antisepsis, tuberculosis, and serotherapy—will suffice perhaps to justify experimental pathology.

    The Pros and Cons of Vivisection

    Charles Richet

  • The third discovery which I shall take as an example demonstrating the value of experimentation, is the history of Serotherapy.

  • At this moment the practice of serotherapy, thanks to Roux, became general in Paris.

  • Surgery, antiseptics, serotherapy, vaccinations already yield secure results.

British Dictionary definitions for serotherapy


  1. the treatment of disease by the injection of serum containing antibodies to the disease
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serotherapy in Medicine


  1. Treatment of disease by administration of a serum obtained from an immunized animal.serum therapy
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