serous fluid


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serous fluid

n.
Any of various body fluids resembling serum, especially lymph.

serous fluid

Etymology: L, serum + fluere, to flow
a fluid that has the characteristics of serum.

serous fluid

Fluid secreted by serous membranes that reduces friction in the serous cavities (pleural, pericardial, and peritoneal).
See also: fluid

serous fluid,

n a fluid that has the characteristics of serum in color and viscosity.
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The resulting perforation can be left untreated until the surgeon feels comfortable that serous fluid will not return.