serous membrane

noun

Definition of serous membrane

: a thin membrane (such as the peritoneum) with cells that secrete a serous fluid especially : serosa

First Known Use of serous membrane

1813, in the meaning defined above

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“Serous membrane.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/serous%20membrane. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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serous membrane

noun

Medical Definition of serous membrane

: any of various thin membranes (as the peritoneum, pericardium, or pleurae) that consist of a single layer of thin flat mesothelial cells resting on a connective-tissue stroma, secrete a serous fluid, and usually line bodily cavities or enclose the organs contained in such cavities — compare mucous membrane

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