Definition of serosa in English:

serosa

noun

Physiology
  • [mass noun] The tissue of a serous membrane:

    ‘intestinal serosa’
    • ‘Factors contributing to diverticular formation include a pressure gradient between the lumen and serosa and areas of relative weakness in the bowel wall.’
    • ‘Multiple smaller polypoid masses, ranging from 0.2 to 1.1 cm, were present in the mucosa, submucosa, and serosa of the surrounding duodenum.’
    • ‘A hysterectomy is indicated because the uterine serosa and endometrium often are sites of occult metastasis, and the prevalence of synchronous endometrial cancer is relatively high.’
    • ‘A portion of the cystic mass showed benign bladder smooth muscle and serosa focally adhered to the outer cyst wall.’
    • ‘Scattered apoptosis and proliferation in the injured epithelium, lamina propria and serosa accompany the peak inflammatory cell infiltration on day 7.’

Origin

Modern Latin, feminine of medieval Latin serosus serous.

Pronunciation:

serosa

/sɪˈrəʊsə/