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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.


1. (Anatomy) another name for serous membrane
2. (Zoology) one of the thin membranes surrounding the embryo in an insect's egg
[C19: from New Latin, from serōsus relating to serum]


(sɪˈroʊ sə, -zə)

n., pl. -sas, -sae (-sē, -zē).
1. the chorion, esp. of birds and reptiles.
[1885–90; < New Latin serōsa, feminine of serōsus < Latin ser(um)]
se•ro′sal, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.serosa - 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
epicardium, visceral pericardium - the innermost of the two layers of the pericardium
parietal pericardium - the tough outermost layer of the pericardium that is attached to the diaphragm and the sternum
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There are two types of uterine rupture, complete and incomplete, distinguished by whether or not the serous coat of the uterus is involved [3] In the former, the uterine content including fetus and, occasionally, placenta may be discharged into the peritoneal cavity; whereas in the latter, the serous coat is intact, and the fetus and the placenta are inside the uterine cavity.
Philip (loc cit) passed through the whole thickness of rectal wall while transfixing the rectum unlike Nair (loc cit) who secured the serous coat using monofilament nylon.