seroma

noun
se·​ro·​ma | \ sə-ˈrō-mə How to pronounce seroma (audio) \
plural seromas

Definition of seroma

: 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

First Known Use of seroma

1916, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for seroma

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

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“Seroma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/seroma. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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seroma

noun
se·​ro·​ma

Medical Definition of seroma

: 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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