Blood serum

Blood serum
Serum Se"rum (s[=e]"r[u^]m), n. [L., akin to Gr. ???, Skr. s[=a]ra curd.] (Physiol.) (a) The watery portion of certain animal fluids, as blood, milk, etc. (b) A thin watery fluid, containing more or less albumin, secreted by the serous membranes of the body, such as the pericardium and peritoneum. [1913 Webster]

{Blood serum}, the pale yellowish fluid which exudes from the clot formed in the coagulation of the blood; the liquid portion of the blood, after removal of the blood corpuscles and the fibrin.

{Muscle serum}, the thin watery fluid which separates from the muscles after coagulation of the muscle plasma; the watery portion of the plasma. See {Muscle plasma}, under {Plasma}.

{Serum albumin} (Physiol. Chem.), an albuminous body, closely related to egg albumin, present in nearly all serous fluids; esp., the albumin of blood serum.

{Serum globulin} (Physiol. Chem.), paraglobulin.

{Serum of milk} (Physiol. Chem.), the whey, or fluid portion of milk, remaining after removal of the casein and fat. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • blood serum — n SERUM (a(1)) * * * see serum * * * the clear liquid that separates from the blood when it is allowed to clot completely. It is therefore blood plasma from which fibrinogen has been removed in the process of clotting …   Medical dictionary

  • blood serum — n. see SERUM (sense 1b) …   English World dictionary

  • blood serum — blood serum. См. сыворотка крови. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • blood serum — noun an amber, watery fluid, rich in proteins, that separates out when blood coagulates • Syn: ↑serum • Derivationally related forms: ↑serous (for: ↑serum) • Hypernyms: ↑liquid body substance, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • blood serum — kraujo serumas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Skystoji kraujo dalis, kurioje nėra kraujo kūnelių ir fibrinogeno. atitikmenys: angl. blood serum rus. сыворотка крови …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • blood serum — blood′ se rum n. anat. serum 1) • Etymology: 1905–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • blood serum — serum (def. 1). [1905 10] * * * …   Universalium

  • blood serum — noun The clear fluid obtained from whole blood by removing blood cells, platelets and fibrinogen; it is blood plasma without the fibrinogen …   Wiktionary

  • blood serum — see serum …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • blood serum — /ˈblʌd sɪərəm/ (say blud searruhm) noun → serum (def. 1) …   Australian English dictionary

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