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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.
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of or relating to a serosa
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In colon cancer resection specimens, the radial margin refers to the soft tissue margin created by surgical resection, and not to the serosal surface.
Both deer had gross lesions consistent with epizootic hemorrhagic disease, including multiorgan petechial and ecchymotic hemorrhages on serosal surfaces (5).
Gross lesions included pale skeletal muscle with multifocal hemorrhages and petechiae in the air sacs and serosal surfaces of most organs.
Operative findings revealed 500-600 cc of serous fluid spread in the abdomen, necrotic changes and serosal opening in the cecum, and a giant lipoma with a size of 20-25 cm in diameter completely obstructing the lumen of the colon (Figure 6).
In the laparotomy, a multi-nodular, solid mass lesion originating from the anterior serosal surface of the uterus was seen (Figure 1A, B).
Histopathology of the appendix showed double appendix with separate serosal and muscular layers for short distance and separate mucosa and common muscular layer for the rest of length.
The frog skin epithelium is used as a model to demonstrate the transport of various charged solutes (sodium and chloride) and non-charged solutes (urea and glycerol) across the mucosal and serosal membranes through channels and transporters to maintain the homeostasis of the body fluid.
One case with LAMN and two cases with mucinous adenocarcinoma showed mucin on the serosal surface, and none of the 19 cases showed surgical border positivity (Table 3a, 3b).
Since neutrophils are the main cells of the acute inflammatory process, mutated pyrin's inability to perform its function may lead to the uncontrolled activation of neutrophils and cause the migration of these cells to serosal tissue (28).
The disease is characterized by febrile, recurrent inflammatory attacks of the serosal membranes, causing a prolonged self-limitation (3).