serology

noun
se·​rol·​o·​gy | \ sə-ˈrä-lə-jē How to pronounce serology (audio) , 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

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from serology

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

Examples of serology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But antibody tests, also known as serology tests, aren’t intended for COVID-19 diagnosis. Tara Santora, Popular Science, "The state of COVID-19 testing in the US," 8 Jan. 2021 The infection rate is expected to grow, as officials are still waiting for the results of the serology tests of 65,000 migrant workers. Mary Hui, Quartz, "Singapore’s migrant workers are basically in coronavirus jail," 18 Dec. 2020 Another 98,289 workers were found positive through serology testing -- which identifies those who had been infected in the past -- contributing to an overall prevalence rate of 47%, according to a statement by the Ministry of Manpower on Monday. Philip Heijmans, Bloomberg.com, "Nearly Half of Migrant Workers in Singapore Dorms Have Had Virus," 16 Dec. 2020 The government is still completing serology tests for 65,000 more workers. Naomi Xu Elegant, Fortune, "Singapore is desperate to revive tourism and business travel. Here are all the ways it’s tried," 15 Dec. 2020 Antibody test/serology test: A test that detects antibodies specific to the coronavirus. New York Times, "How New York City Plans to Keep Children Safe as Schools Reopen," 7 Dec. 2020 Americans may enter with a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) taken within 96 hours of arriving in the country. Christopher Reynolds, Los Angeles Times, "COVID-19 travel update: Which countries can Americans visit?," 17 Nov. 2020 Antibody test/serology test: A test that detects antibodies specific to the coronavirus. Joseph Goldstein, New York Times, "8 Months After Virus Hit, an Ominous Sign: Long Lines for Testing Again," 13 Nov. 2020 Antibody test/serology test: A test that detects antibodies specific to the coronavirus. Joseph Goldstein, New York Times, "8 Months After Virus Hit, an Ominous Sign: Long Lines for Testing Again," 13 Nov. 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'serology.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of serology

1909, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for serology

sero- + -logy, probably after German Serologie

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about serology

Time Traveler for serology

Time Traveler

The first known use of serology was in 1909

See more words from the same year

Statistics for serology

Last Updated

28 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Serology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/serology. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLA Chicago APA Merriam-Webster

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for serology

serology

noun
se·​rol·​o·​gy | \ si-ˈräl-ə-jē How to pronounce serology (audio) \
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

More from Merriam-Webster on serology

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about serology

Comments on serology

What made you want to look up serology? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

February 2021 Words of the Day Quiz

  • squirrel in winter
  • Which is a synonym of perdure?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!