Definition of subserous in US English:

subserous

adjective

  • 1Designating the layer of connective tissue located beneath a serous membrane.

  • 2Located or occurring in the subserosa; subserosal; (in later use) specifically designating fibroids (leiomyomas) which occupy the outer (subperitoneal) part of the uterine wall.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal. From sub- + serous, after French sous-séreux.

Pronunciation

subserous

/ˌsʌbˈsɪərəs/