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serum

Pronunciation: /ˈsɪrəm; ˈsɪərəm/

Translation of serum in Spanish:

noun/nombre (plural -rums or , -ra)

  • 1.1 uncountable/no numerable
    (blood serum)
    [Physiology/Fisiología] suero (masculine) (sanguíneo)
    Example sentences
    • Blood products, sera, sperm, oocytes and embryos are not included.
    • The number of sera from patients whose blood culture grew B. psuedomallei is only 12.
    • Blood samples were then obtained and sera tested for HIV and hepatitis.
    1.2 u and c (antitoxin) suero (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • He was given a cocktail of vaccines within 10 minutes including anti-plague and anthrax serums.
    • You could be making a fortune out of the drugs, serums and surgical hardware, and yet you have to stand on the sidelines and watch as US drug companies make a killing.

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