Definition of serosa in English:

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serosa

Pronunciation: /səˈrōsə/

noun

Physiology
The tissue of a serous membrane.
Example sentences
  • Multiple smaller polypoid masses, ranging from 0.2 to 1.1 cm, were present in the mucosa, submucosa, and serosa of the surrounding duodenum.
  • Scattered apoptosis and proliferation in the injured epithelium, lamina propria and serosa accompany the peak inflammatory cell infiltration on day 7.
  • A portion of the cystic mass showed benign bladder smooth muscle and serosa focally adhered to the outer cyst wall.

Derivatives

serosal

adjective
Example sentences
  • First a nonspecific inflammation of the mucosa and submucosa is seen followed by widespread superficial ulceration, then muscular and serosal involvement leading to a rigid short colon is seen.
  • It is generally confined to the submucosa, muscularis, and serosal layers, making endoscopic diagnosis difficult.
  • No inflammation was seen in the muscular and serosal layers of the appendix.

Origin

Modern Latin, feminine of medieval Latin serosus 'serous'.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: se·ro·sa

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