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ˈsɪər əm; ˈsɪər əserum

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. serum, blood serum(noun)

    an amber, watery fluid, rich in proteins, that separates out when blood coagulates


  1. serum(Noun)

    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.

  2. serum(Noun)

    Blood serum from the tissues of immunized animals, containing antibodies and used to transfer immunity to another individual, called antiserum.

  3. serum(Noun)

    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.

  4. serum(Noun)

    The watery portion of certain animal fluids, as blood, milk, etc; whey.

  5. Origin: From serum. Cognates: French sérum, Spanish suero, Italian siere, siero.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Serum(noun)

    the watery portion of certain animal fluids, as blood, milk, etc

  2. Serum(noun)

    a thin watery fluid, containing more or less albumin, secreted by the serous membranes of the body, such as the pericardium and peritoneum

  3. Origin: [L., akin to Gr. , Skr. sra curd.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Serum

    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

  1. Serum

    The clear portion of BLOOD that is left after BLOOD COAGULATION to remove BLOOD CELLS and clotting proteins.

Editors Contribution

  1. serum

    The clear component of the blood of an animal, human or mammal with specific composition and function.

    Serum in the human body is secreted by the serous membranes such as the pericardium and peritoneum.

    Submitted by MC Harmonious on December 5, 2015  

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'serum' in Nouns Frequency: #2515

Anagrams for serum »

  1. Sumer

  2. mures

  3. Remus

  4. murse

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of serum in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of serum in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of serum in a Sentence

  1. Christian Pino:

    In post-op, we didn't have any serum to hydrate her, so the patient died.

  2. Edward Tricomi:

    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.

  3. Carole Baggerly:

    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.

  4. Mohammed Usman:

    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).

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