Definitions for serum
ˈsɪər əm; ˈsɪər əserum
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serum, blood serumnoun
an amber, watery fluid, rich in proteins, that separates out when blood coagulates
The clear yellowish fluid obtained upon separating whole blood into its solid and liquid components after it has been allowed to clot. Also called blood serum.
Blood serum from the tissues of immunized animals, containing antibodies and used to transfer immunity to another individual, called antiserum.
A watery fluid from animal tissue, especially one that moistens the surface of serous membranes or that is exuded by such membranes when they become inflamed, such as in edema or a blister.
The watery portion of certain animal fluids, as blood, milk, etc; whey.
Etymology: From serum. Cognates: French sérum, Spanish suero, Italian siere, siero.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Blood is the most universal juice in an animal body: the red part of it differs from the serum, the serum from the lymph, the lymph from the nervous juice, and that from the several other humours separated in the glands. Arbuthnot.
Serum is the clear, yellowish, liquid portion of the blood that remains after clotting. It contains water, proteins, electrolytes, hormones, antibodies, and other substances that are either absorbed by the tissues for use or excreted as waste. Serum is often used in diagnostic tests and blood transfusions.
the watery portion of certain animal fluids, as blood, milk, etc
a thin watery fluid, containing more or less albumin, secreted by the serous membranes of the body, such as the pericardium and peritoneum
Etymology: [L., akin to Gr. , Skr. sra curd.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sē′rum, n. the watery part of curdled milk, whey: the thin fluid which separates from the blood when it coagulates. [L.]
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The clear portion of BLOOD that is left after BLOOD COAGULATION to remove BLOOD CELLS and clotting proteins.
the fluid in which the blood corpuscles float or are suspended.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Serum is ranked #121590 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Serum surname appeared 142 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Serum.
97.8% or 139 total occurrences were White.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'serum' in Nouns Frequency: #2515
The numerical value of serum in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of serum in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
The vitamin D serum level should be checked every year, preferably in March or April when levels are lowest, from there, you can target intake to keep your blood levels in the 40-60 [ng/mL] range.
Use a blow-dry serum on your hair as it dries, add the serum and then comb through your hair – the serum will help cut down frizziness.
The villagers initially ascribed the infections to witchcraft, but it must have being going for years, the affected children were found to have high serum lead levels ...17 to 22 times higher than the acceptable limits as established by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
They put a lot of eggs in the Serum Institute basket and Serum Institute was a strategic error given that what has happened in India was entirely predictable. It should not have caught any of us by surprise.
EPA used a blood serum level of 0.17 ng/ml, this serum level was significantly below 2 ng/ml and then EPA applied an additional 10x safety factor to make sure variations in response between different populations were also protected.
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