se·​rous | \ ˈsir-əs How to pronounce serous (audio) \

Definition of serous

: of, relating to, or resembling serum especially : of thin watery constitution a serous exudate

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She was diagnosed in November with uterine serous carcinoma, an endometrial cancer, said her son David Benshoof Klein. Harrison Smith, Washington Post, "Janet Benshoof, lawyer who pursued abortion rights for women, dies at 70," 19 Dec. 2017 Five women had high grade serous ovarian carcinoma. Bradley J. Fikes,, "Ovarian cancer may actually arise in Fallopian tubes," 23 Oct. 2017 Four had genetic abnormalities linked to ovarian cancer or a precursor malignancy, serous tubal intraepithelial carcinoma, or STIC. Bradley J. Fikes,, "Ovarian cancer may actually arise in Fallopian tubes," 23 Oct. 2017 On July 3 in Fort Lauderdale, a 25 year-old man was hospitalized with serous injuries to his hand, a fire rescue spokesman said. Linda Trischitta,, "3 boys hurt, one loses hand, in fireworks accident, official says," 10 July 2017 One resident was taken to a local hospital with serous injuries. Kieran Nicholson, The Denver Post, "Loveland hotel explosion and fire sparked by gas leak, resident lighting cigarette," 24 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of serous

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for serous

Middle English, from Medieval Latin serosus, from Latin serum

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se·​rous | \ ˈsir-əs How to pronounce serous (audio) \

Medical Definition of serous

: of, relating to, producing, or resembling serum especially : having a thin watery constitution a serous exudate

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