serous

[ seer-uh s ]
/ ˈsɪər əs /

adjective

resembling serum; of a watery nature.
containing or secreting serum.
of, relating to, or characterized by serum.

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Origin of serous

1585–95; < Medieval Latin serōsus; see serum, -ous

OTHER WORDS FROM serous

se·ros·i·ty [si-ros-i-tee] /sɪˈrɒs ɪ ti/, se·rous·ness, nounnon·se·rous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for serous

serous
/ (ˈsɪərəs) /

adjective

of, resembling, producing, or containing serum

Derived forms of serous

serosity (sɪˈrɒsɪtɪ) or serousness, noun

Word Origin for serous

C16: from Latin serōsus, from serum
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Medical definitions for serous

serous
[ sîrəs ]

adj.

Containing, secreting, or resembling serum.
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