any of various thin membranes, as the peritoneum, that line certain cavities of the body and exude a serous fluid.
- Also called serosa.
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How to use serous membrane in a sentence
By the time that these changes are effected, the serous membrane and amnion are both very thin and not easily separable.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume II (of 4) | Francis Maitland Balfour
Secretions are constantly maintained, during life, from the serous membrane, by the action of the internal exhalants.A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition) | Calvin Cutter
The internal surface of the bony labyrinth is lined by a fibro-serous membrane.A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition) | Calvin Cutter
The outer coat is the serous membrane which lines the abdomen,--the peritoneum (note, p. 135).A Practical Physiology | Albert F. Blaisdell
Each lung is covered, except at one point, with an elastic serous membrane in a double layer, called the pleura.A Practical Physiology | Albert F. Blaisdell
British Dictionary definitions for serous membrane
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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