serology

noun

se·​rol·​o·​gy sə-ˈrä-lə-jē How to pronounce serology (audio)
si-
: a medical science dealing with blood serum especially in regard to its immunological reactions and properties
also : the testing of blood serum to detect the presence of antibodies against a specific antigen
serological adjective
or serologic
serologically adverb
serologist noun

Examples of serology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But finally, there’s been a breakthrough on this front: Health authorities in Michigan are conducting a small serology study, with the cooperation of an undisclosed number of farms in that state. Helen Branswell, STAT, 1 July 2024 There is great interest in doing serology studies among farmworkers — drawing blood to look for antibodies to H5N1 to try to get a handle on how often the virus is infecting people on farms. Helen Branswell, STAT, 5 June 2024 Has anybody done serology testing around that individual? Helen Branswell, STAT, 3 May 2024 There's also been a slew of serology studies looking at how the bivalent booster's antibody responses compare with those from the original booster when up against the gamut of currently circulating omicron subvariants. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, 27 Jan. 2023 See all Example Sentences for serology 

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Word History

Etymology

sero- + -logy, probably after German Serologie

First Known Use

1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of serology was in 1909

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Cite this Entry

“Serology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/serology. Accessed 12 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

serology

noun
se·​rol·​o·​gy si-ˈräl-ə-jē How to pronounce serology (audio)
plural serologies
: a medical science dealing with blood serum especially in regard to its immunological reactions and properties
also : the testing of blood serum to detect the presence of antibodies against a specific antigen

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