serous

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serous

 [se´rus]
1. pertaining to serum; thin and watery, like serum.
2. producing or containing serum.

se·rous

(sē'rŭs), Do not confuse this word with scirrhous.
Relating to, containing, or producing serum or a substance having a watery consistency.

serous

/se·rous/ (sēr´us)
1. pertaining to or resembling serum.
2. producing or containing serum.

serous

(sîr′əs)
adj.
Containing, secreting, or resembling serum.

serous

[sir′əs]
Etymology: L, serum, whey
pertaining to, resembling, or producing serum.

se·rous

(sēr'ŭs)
Relating to, containing, or producing serum or a substance having a watery consistency.

serous

of, resembling, or producing, SERUM. see SEROSA.

Serous

Thin and watery, like serum.
Mentioned in: Histiocytosis X

se·rous

(sēr'ŭs)
Relating to, containing, or producing serum or a substance having a watery consistency.

serous (sēr´əs),

adj relating to or resembling serum.

serous

1. pertaining to serum; thin and watery, like serum.
2. producing or containing serum.

serous atrophy
see serous atrophy.
serous cells
one of the two kinds of cells in the acinar portions of salivary glands. Contain secretory granules the precursors of salivary amylase. Their secretion is serous and of low specific gravity.
serous membrane
see serous membrane.
serous membrane inflammation
serous ovarian inclusion cysts
may be mistaken for cystic follicles but play no part in ovarian activity.
References in periodicals archive ?
The parotid is a compound acinar gland, with a secretory portion formed only by serous cells in pets, humans and rodents (BANKS, 1992; JUNQUEIRA; CARNEIRO, 2008).
According to Junqueira and Carneiro (2008), the submandibular gland is classified as compound tubulo-acinar gland, because its secretory portion is made up of mucous and serous cells.
The acinar cells show characteristic cytoplasmic, membrane-bound, electron-dense granules that are smaller and more variable in size than the granules of normal serous cells.
The bivalve serous cells are yellowish or brownish and may participate in the exclusion of lipids.