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Definitions for serum
ˈsɪər əm; ˈsɪər əserum

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. serum, blood serumnoun

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


  1. serumnoun

    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. serumnoun

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

  3. serumnoun

    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. serumnoun

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Serumnoun

    Etymology: Latin.

    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.


  1. serum

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Serumnoun

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

  2. Serumnoun

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

  3. Etymology: [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.


  1. Serum

    the fluid in which the blood corpuscles float or are suspended.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. SERUM

    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

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

Anagrams for serum »

  1. Remus

  2. Sumer

  3. mures

  4. murse

  5. muser

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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. 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.

  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. 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).

  4. Andrea Taylor:

    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.

  5. David Andrews:

    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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