serous fluid

noun
variants: or less commonly serosal fluid
plural serous fluids also serosal fluids

Definition of serous fluid

: a clear to pale yellow watery fluid that is found in the body especially in the spaces between organs and the membranes which line or enclose them (such as the heart and pericardium or abdomen and peritoneum) and that when occurring in large quantities is indicative of a pathological condition (such as cirrhosis or heart failure) or surgical complication

First Known Use of serous fluid

1752, in the meaning defined above

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“Serous fluid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/serous%20fluid. Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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