serosity


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serosity

the quality or condition of being watery or thin, as a liquid. — serous, adj.
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The narrow structure and serosity of the leaves of this crop provide a microenvironment favorable for the sustained reproduction of this pest, which has a great capacity to reproduce in part through parthenogenesis.
1997), the physiological mechanisms of tolerance to drought are related to the following factors: the moderate use of water by the plant; the control of water loss by the leaves; the ability of roots to explore deeper soil layers; the higher ratio of root and aerial part; the decrease in volume of the cells; the increase of concentration of the protoplasts; the decrease in the leaf size; the energy dissipation in the leaf; the serosity and thickness of leaf cuticle; the angle of leaf slope; the stomatal behavior; the accumulation of metabolites, and dehydration resistance of the cells.
He also, in keeping with the medical wisdom of the day, stated that "If need require it, be often let blood, or purged with such purges as copiously evacuate serosity, and not only irritate" (p.