Serum meaning

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The clear yellowish fluid obtained upon separating whole blood into its solid and liquid components after it has been allowed to clot.
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Blood serum from the tissues of immunized animals, containing antibodies and used to transfer immunity to another individual.
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Watery fluid from animal tissue, such as that found in edema.
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Whey.
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Blood serum containing agents of immunity, taken from an animal made immune to a specific disease by inoculation: it is used as an antitoxin and for diagnosis.
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The whey of milk.
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The thin, watery part of a plant fluid.
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The clear yellowish fluid obtained upon separating whole blood into its solid and liquid components after it has been allowed to clot.
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Blood serum from the tissues of immunized animals, containing antibodies and used to transfer immunity to another individual.
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Watery fluid from animal tissue, such as that found in edema.
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Blood serum extracted from an animal that has immunity to a particular disease. The serum contains antibodies to one or more specific disease antigens, and when injected into humans or other animals, it can transfer immunity to those diseases.
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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.
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Blood serum from the tissues of immunized animals, containing antibodies and used to transfer immunity to another individual, called antiserum.
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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.
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The watery portion of certain animal fluids, as blood, milk, etc; whey.
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(skincare) An intensive moisturising product to be applied after cleansing but before a general moisturiser.
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Origin of serum

  • Latin whey, serum

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin serum (“whey"). Cognates: French sérum, Spanish suero, Italian siere, siero.

    From Wiktionary