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A thin membrane lining a closed body cavity and moistened with a serous fluid.
(Anatomy) any of the smooth moist delicate membranes, such as the pleura or peritoneum, that line the closed cavities of the body and secrete a watery exudate
any of various thin membranes, as the peritoneum, that line certain cavities of the body and exude a serous fluid. Also called serosa.
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|Noun||1.||serous membrane - a thin membrane lining the closed cavities of the body; has two layers with a space between that is filled with serous fluid|
pleura - the thin serous membrane around the lungs and inner walls of the chest
tissue layer, membrane - a pliable sheet of tissue that covers or lines or connects the organs or cells of animals or plants
peritoneum - a transparent membrane that lines the abdominal cavity in mammals and covers most of the viscera
endocardium - the membrane that lines the cavities of the heart and forms part of the heart valves
pericardium - a serous membrane with two layers that surrounds the heart
parietal pericardium - the tough outermost layer of the pericardium that is attached to the diaphragm and the sternum