late in occurring, developing, or flowering.
(biology) Also serotinal (sɪˈrɒtɪnəl), serotinous. produced, flowering, or developing late in the season
either of two insectivorous bats, Eptesicus serotinus or Vespertilio serotinus: family Vespertilionidae
Late in developing, opening, or blooming. For example, serotinous pine cones may persist unopened on the tree for years and only burst open during a forest fire. Serotinous flowers on trees develop only after the tree has produced leaves.
[ser-uh-tn-ur-jik] /ˈsɛr ə tnˈɜr dʒɪk/ adjective 1. containing or activated by serotonin. serotonergic se·ro·to·ner·gic (sěr’ə-tn-ûr’jĭk) or se·ro·to·ni·ner·gic (-tō’nə-nûr’jĭk) adj. Activated by or capable of liberating serotonin, especially in transmitting nerve impulses.
noun, Biochemistry. 1. a neurotransmitter, derived from tryptophan, that is involved in sleep, depression, memory, and other neurological processes. noun 1. a compound that occurs in the brain, intestines, and blood platelets and acts as a neurotransmitter, as well as inducing vasoconstriction and contraction of smooth muscle; 5-hydroxytryptamine (5HT) serotonin se·ro·to·nin (sěr’ə-tō’nĭn, sēr’-) n. An […]
noun 1. a group of organisms, microorganisms, or cells distinguished by their shared specific antigens as determined by serologic testing. 2. the set of antigens that characterizes the group. verb (used with object), serotyped, serotyping. 3. to classify by serotype. noun 1. (med) a category into which material, usually a bacterium, is placed based on […]
adjective 1. resembling serum; of a watery nature. 2. containing or secreting serum. 3. of, relating to, or characterized by serum. adjective 1. of, resembling, producing, or containing serum serous se·rous (sēr’əs) adj. Containing, secreting, or resembling serum.