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Of, resembling, or producing serum.
- ‘The submandibular glands produce a mixture of serous and mucous saliva.’
- ‘The presence of small lymphocytes in serous cavity fluid can pose great difficulty in the differentiation between a low-grade lymphoproliferative disorder and reactive lymphocytosis.’
- ‘Liquefied vitreous, serous fluid, or blood may collect in the subretinal space between the sensory retina and the underlying layer of retinal pigment epithelium.’
- ‘Collection of pooled blood or serous fluid is an additional risk for obese patients.’
- ‘There is a disproportionate reduction of serous acini of the submucosal glands, which contain lysozyme, lactoferrin, and an antiprotease of small molecular weight.’
Late Middle English: from French séreux or medieval Latin serosus, from serum (see serum).
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