serology

noun
se·​rol·​o·​gy | \sə-ˈrä-lə-jē, si-\

Definition of serology 

: 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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Other Words from serology

serological \ ˌsir-​ə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl \ or serologic \ ˌsir-​ə-​ˈlä-​jik \ adjective
serologically \ ˌsir-​ə-​ˈlä-​ji-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb
serologist \ sə-​ˈrä-​lə-​jist , si-​ \ noun

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The files include statements from witnesses, lists and descriptions of evidence, Gray’s criminal history and autopsy, DNA and serology reports from blood stains in the van, court records, investigators notes and hundreds of photographs. Kevin Rector, baltimoresun.com, "Baltimore officers' text messages offer glimpse at mindset after Freddie Gray arrest, and as prosecutors zeroed in," 21 Dec. 2017 One contained the results of a serology test by a reputable company, certifying that the donor was free of infectious disease. Author: Brian Grow, John Shiffman, Alaska Dispatch News, "The Body Trade: Buying human remains, and a donor’s tragic story," 25 Oct. 2017

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1909, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of serology was in 1909

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serology

noun
se·​rol·​o·​gy | \si-ˈräl-ə-jē \
plural serologies

Medical Definition of serology 

: 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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