serum, blood serum(noun)
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.
Origin: From serum. Cognates: French sérum, Spanish suero, Italian siere, siero.
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
Origin: [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 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
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
Examples of serum in a Sentence
In post-op, we didn't have any serum to hydrate her, so the patient died.
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 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.
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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