blood serum


Definition of blood serum

: the clear yellowish fluid that remains from blood plasma after clotting factors (such as fibrinogen and prothrombin) have been removed by clot formation

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Recent Examples on the Web Their blood serum samples are then archived in the Department of Defense Serum Repository and can be retested for other pathogens. New York Times, 23 Feb. 2022 For the study, researchers led by Harvard neuroepidemiologist Dr. Kjetil Bjornevik mined an exceptionally rich repository of blood serum samples taken from a cohort of more than 10 million active-duty military personnel between 1993 and 2013. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, 13 Jan. 2022 Lab tests on omicron have already indicated that the blood serum of vaccinated people is less able to stop the virus from invading cells. al, 24 Dec. 2021 Lab tests on Omicron have already indicated that the blood serum of vaccinated people is less able to stop the virus from invading cells. Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times, 23 Dec. 2021 The companies conducted laboratory experiments that pitted antibodies from the blood serum of vaccinated people against a pseudovirus engineered to mimic the omicron variant. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, 8 Dec. 2021 About one-fifth of the weight of your blood serum is made up of this whitish gunk. Brendan Borrell, Rolling Stone, 8 Dec. 2021 Last week, separate groups at New York University and Yale University posted preprints analyzing blood serum from people vaccinated with the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. Meredith Wadman, Science | AAAS, 28 July 2021 Such experiments involve taking antibodies from the blood serum of vaccinated people and adding more and more of a virus to see how well the antibodies attach. Jv Chamary, Forbes, 29 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of blood serum

1801, in the meaning defined above

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“Blood serum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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