a plural of serum.
noun, plural serums, sera
[seer-uh] /ˈsɪər ə/ (Show IPA)
the clear, pale-yellow liquid that separates from the clot in the coagulation of blood; blood serum.
any watery animal fluid.
the thin, clear part of the fluid of plants.
a plural of serum
noun (pl) -rums, -ra (-rə)
See blood serum
antitoxin obtained from the blood serum of immunized animals
(physiol, zoology) clear watery fluid, esp that exuded by serous membranes
a less common word for whey
serum se·rum (sēr’əm)
n. pl. se·rums or se·ra (sēr’ə)
A watery fluid, especially one that moistens the surface of serous membranes or that is exuded by such membranes when they become inflamed.
The clear yellowish fluid obtained upon separating whole blood into its solid and liquid components.
Such fluid from the tissues of immunized animals, containing antibodies and used to transfer immunity to another individual.
Plural serums or sera
See blood serum.
Blood serum extracted from an animal that has immunity to a particular disease. The serum contains antibodies to one or more specific disease antigens, and when injected into humans or other animals, it can transfer immunity to those diseases.
noun, plural séracs [si-raks; French sey-rak] /sɪˈræks; French seɪˈrak/ (Show IPA) 1. a large irregularity of glacial ice, as a pinnacle found in glacial crevasses and formed by melting or movement of the ice. noun 1. a pinnacle of ice among crevasses on a glacier, usually on a steep slope
noun, plural seraglios. 1. the part of a Muslim house or palace in which the wives and concubines are secluded; harem. 2. a Turkish palace, especially of the sultan. noun (pl) -raglios, -rails 1. the harem of a Muslim house or palace 2. a sultan’s palace, esp in the former Turkish empire 3. the wives […]
abundance; princess, the daughter of Asher and grand-daughter of Jacob (Gen. 46:17); called also Sarah (Num. 26:46; R.V., “Serah”).
noun, plural serais. 1. (in Eastern countries) a caravansary. noun 1. (in the East) a caravanserai or inn