serous

[seer-uh s]
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Origin of serous

1585–95; < Medieval Latin serōsus; see serum, -ous
Related formsse·ros·i·ty [si-ros-i-tee] /sɪˈrɒs ɪ ti/, se·rous·ness, nounnon·se·rous, adjective
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Contemporary Examples of serous

  • But that leak to the Washington Post was a sign, I suppose, that they're going to put some serous political capital into this.

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    The Gun Debate Heats Up

    Michael Tomasky

    January 8, 2013

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British Dictionary definitions for serous

serous

adjective
  1. of, resembling, producing, or containing serum
Derived Formsserosity (sɪˈrɒsɪtɪ) or serousness, noun

Word Origin for serous

C16: from Latin serōsus, from serum
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Word Origin and History for serous
adj.

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.

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serous in Medicine

serous

[sîrəs]
adj.
  1. Containing, secreting, or resembling serum.
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