serous membrane

se·rous mem·brane
S s


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [seer-uh s mem-breyn]
    • /ˈsɪər əs ˈmɛm breɪn/
    • /ˈsɪə.rəs ˈmem.breɪn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [seer-uh s mem-breyn]
    • /ˈsɪər əs ˈmɛm breɪn/

Definitions of serous membrane words

  • noun serous membrane any of various thin membranes, as the peritoneum, that line certain cavities of the body and exude a serous fluid. 1
  • noun serous membrane 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 0
  • noun serous membrane the thin membrane lining most of the closed cavities of the body and folded back over the enclosed organs, as the peritoneum or pericardium 0

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Origin of serous membrane

First appearance:

before 1865
One of the 28% newest English words
First recorded in 1865-70

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serous membrane popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 5% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
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