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Meaning of SERUM

Pronunciation:  'seerum

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  watery fluid of the blood that resembles plasma but contains fibrinogen

SERUM is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: blood serum
 See Also: antiserum, blood, bodily fluid, body fluid, humor, humour, liquid body substance, milk whey, opsonin, serum albumin, serum globulin, whey



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Se"rum\ (s[=e]"r[u^]m), n. [L., akin to Gr. ???, Skr.
s[=a]ra curd.] (Physiol.)
(a) The watery portion of certain animal fluids, as blood,
    milk, etc.
(b) A thin watery fluid, containing more or less albumin,
    secreted by the serous membranes of the body, such as the
    pericardium and peritoneum.

{Blood serum}, the pale yellowish fluid which exudes from the
   clot formed in the coagulation of the blood; the liquid
   portion of the blood, after removal of the blood
   corpuscles and the fibrin.

{Muscle serum}, the thin watery fluid which separates from
   the muscles after coagulation of the muscle plasma; the
   watery portion of the plasma. See {Muscle plasma}, under

{Serum albumin} (Physiol. Chem.), an albuminous body, closely
   related to egg albumin, present in nearly all serous
   fluids; esp., the albumin of blood serum.

{Serum globulin} (Physiol. Chem.), paraglobulin.

{Serum of milk} (Physiol. Chem.), the whey, or fluid portion
   of milk, remaining after removal of the casein and fat.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: a clear fluid that separates when blood clots.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: The liquid portion of blood left over after all of the cells have been removed.
 Definition: plasma after the clotting material has settled out.