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noun Anatomy, Zoology.

any of various thin membranes, as the peritoneum, that line certain cavities of the body and exude a serous fluid.

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Also called serosa.

Origin of serous membrane

First recorded in 1865–70
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British Dictionary definitions for serous membrane

serous membrane

noun

any of the smooth moist delicate membranes, such as the pleura or peritoneum, that line the closed cavities of the body and secrete a watery exudate
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Medical definitions for serous membrane

serous membrane

n.

A thin, two-part membrane that secretes a serous fluid and lines a closed body cavity, covering the organs that lie within that cavity.serosa serous tunic
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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