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blood serum

n.
See serum.

blood serum

n
(Physiology) blood plasma from which the clotting factors have been removed

se•rum

(ˈsɪər əm)

n., pl. se•rums, se•ra (ˈsɪər ə)
1. the clear, pale yellow liquid that separates from the clot in the coagulation of blood; blood serum.
2. any watery animal fluid.
3. milk whey.
[1655–65; < Latin: whey]
se′rum•al, adj.

blood serum

Blood plasma, especially blood plasma from which factors that cause clotting of the blood have been removed.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blood serum - an amber, watery fluid, rich in proteins, that separates out when blood coagulatesblood serum - an amber, watery fluid, rich in proteins, that separates out when blood coagulates
bodily fluid, body fluid, liquid body substance, humour, humor - the liquid parts of the body
blood - the fluid (red in vertebrates) that is pumped through the body by the heart and contains plasma, blood cells, and platelets; "blood carries oxygen and nutrients to the tissues and carries away waste products"; "the ancients believed that blood was the seat of the emotions"
antiserum - blood serum containing antibodies against specific antigens; provides immunity to a disease
serum albumin - albumin occurring in blood serum; serves to maintain the somatic pressure of the blood
serum globulin - globulins occurring in blood serum and containing most of the antibodies of the blood
opsonin - an antibody in blood serum that attaches to invading microorganisms and other antigens to make them more susceptible to the action of phagocytes
milk whey, whey - the serum or watery part of milk that is separated from the curd in making cheese
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