Definition of serosa in English:

serosa

Line breaks: ser¦osa
Pronunciation: /sɪˈrəʊsə
 
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noun

[mass noun] Physiology
  • The tissue of a serous membrane: intestinal serosa
    More 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
More 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'.

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