Definition of

Serum

  1. (noun, body) an amber, watery fluid, rich in proteins, that separates out when blood coagulates

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Synonyms of Serum

blood serum

Alternate forms of Serum

Derivations: serous

Hyponyms: antiserum, milk whey, whey

Hypernyms: bodily fluid, body fluid, humor, humour, liquid body substance

Origin of the word Serum

  1. 1672, "watery animal fluid," from L. serum "watery fluid, whey," from PIE base *ser-/*sor- "to run, flow" (cf. Gk. oros "whey;" Skt. sarah "flowing," sarit "brook, river"). First applied 1893 to blood serum used in medical treatments. more

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