seroma

noun

se·​ro·​ma sə-ˈrō-mə How to pronounce seroma (audio)
plural seromas
: a localized accumulation of clear fluid that sometimes occurs in a part of the body (such as the abdomen or breast) where tissue has been incised, disturbed, or removed during surgery and that may cause swelling and discomfort

Word History

Etymology

probably borrowed from German Serom, from Serum serum entry 1 + -om -oma

First Known Use

1916, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of seroma was in 1916

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Cite this Entry

“Seroma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/seroma. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

seroma

noun

se·​ro·​ma
: a localized accumulation of clear fluid that sometimes occurs in a part of the body (as the abdomen or breast) where tissue has been incised, disturbed, or removed during surgery and that may cause swelling and discomfort
Perinephric seromas are postoperative fluid collections, which can be large. Hasan Bazari et al.
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