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 (sĭ-rō′sə, -zə)
n. pl. se·ro·sas or se·ro·sae (-sē, -zē)
1. A serous membrane, especially one that lines the pericardial, pleural, and peritoneal cavities, enclosing their contents.
2. A membrane that surrounds the embryo of birds, reptiles, and many insects.

[New Latin serōsa, feminine of serōsus, serous, from Latin serum, serum.]

se·ro′sal (-zəl) adj.


of or relating to a serosa
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Multifocal FDG-avid hepatic metastases were also identified, as well as extensive serosal, peritoneal, mesenteric, and omental carcinomatosis (Figure 2b).
Ascites was reported as a common sequela to an ovarian adenocarcinoma in a domestic fowl and was associated with the serosal infiltration of the mesentery and intestines by tumor metastases.
5cm measured by colonoscopy, and eight out of 10 lymph nodes were infected, plus serosal deposits.
A fragment of colon was excised from intestine of pigs obtained from a local slaughterhouse, gently washed with PBS, stored in ice-cold PBS for transport to the laboratory, and finally deprived of the serosal mucosa.
Five out of 15 LAMNs showed gross evidence of rupture with acellular mucin on the serosal surface.
Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) or recurrent polyserositis is a recessively inherited disorder, clinically characterized by inflammation of the serosal, synovial and cutaneous tissues with clinical fever episodes which usually limits itself.
Due to inflammation of the serosal layers, which line the chest and abdomen, cramping, vomiting, diarrhoea and pain can also be seen.
How to interpret serum CA 125 levels in patients with serosal involvement?
Accumulation of low density lipoproteins in stimulated rat serosal mast cells during recovery from degranulation.
After visual inspection and careful palpation of the liver, a meticulous search of the peritoneal cavity is undertaken for small intra-abdominal serosal, peritoneal and omental metastases (Fig.
As stated previously, the major determinants of which panel to use are (1) the location of the tumor--it will vary as to whether it is pleural, peritoneal, or another serosal surface; (2) the phenotypic problem--benign versus malignant, epithelioid, spindle, biphasic, small cell, pleomorphic, and (3) the experience of the laboratory.
One patient required oversewing of a small bowel serosal tear caused at the time of surgery by the Hem-o-Lok (Teleflex Medical, Research Triangle Park, NC) clip applier.