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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [seer-uh s]
    • /ˈsɪər əs/
    • /ˈsɪə.rəs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [seer-uh s]
    • /ˈsɪər əs/

Definitions of serous word

  • adjective serous resembling serum; of a watery nature. 1
  • adjective serous containing or secreting serum. 1
  • adjective serous of, relating to, or characterized by serum. 1
  • adjective serous relating to serum 1
  • adjective serous of, resembling, producing, or containing serum 0
  • adjective serous of or containing serum 0

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Origin of serous

First appearance:

before 1585
One of the 35% oldest English words
1585-95; < Medieval Latin serōsus; see serum, -ous

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Parts of speech for Serous


serous popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 86% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
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Synonyms for serous

adj serous

  • aqueous — In chemistry, an aqueous solution or cream has water as its base.
  • deliquescent — the act or process of deliquescing.
  • dissolvable — to make a solution of, as by mixing with a liquid; pass into solution: to dissolve salt in water.
  • fluid — a substance, as a liquid or gas, that is capable of flowing and that changes its shape at a steady rate when acted upon by a force tending to change its shape.
  • fluidic — the technology dealing with the use of a flowing liquid or gas in various devices, especially controls, to perform functions usually performed by an electric current in electronic devices.

adjective serous

  • dissolved — That has been disintegrated in a solvent.
  • doused — Simple past tense and past participle of douse.
  • liquefied — Alternative spelling of liquified.
  • liquid — composed of molecules that move freely among themselves but do not tend to separate like those of gases; neither gaseous nor solid.
  • liquiform — Resembling a liquid.

Antonyms for serous

adjective serous

  • dehydrated — (of organisms) deprived of vital water or moisture

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