serum

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin serum (whey). Cognates: French sérum, Spanish suero, Italian siere, siero.

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serum (plural serums or sera)

  1. The clear yellowish fluid obtained upon separating whole blood into its solid and liquid components after it has been allowed to clot. Also called blood serum.
  2. Blood serum from the tissues of immunized animals, containing antibodies and used to transfer immunity to another individual, called antiserum.
  3. A watery fluid from animal tissue, especially one that moistens the surface of serous membranes or that is exuded by such membranes when they become inflamed, such as in edema or a blister.
  4. The watery portion of certain animal fluids, as blood, milk, etc; whey.
  5. (skincare) An intensive moisturising product to be applied after cleansing but before a general moisturiser.

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *ser- (to flow, run); see also Sanskrit सर (sara, flowing), सरित् (sarit, river, brook) and Ancient Greek ορός (orós, whey).

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serum n (genitive serī); second declension

  1. whey
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Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative serum sera
genitive serī serōrum
dative serō serīs
accusative serum sera
ablative serō serīs
vocative serum sera
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sērum

  1. nominative neuter singular of sērus

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin serum (whey).

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  • IPA(key): /sěːrum/
  • Hyphenation: se‧rum

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sérum m (Cyrillic spelling се́рум)

  1. serum

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