- The science that studies the reaction between antigens and antibodies in serum
- The characteristics of the blood serums of a particular disease or organism
- (informal) A blood test to detect the presence of antibodies
- The clear yellowish fluid obtained upon separating whole blood into its solid and liquid components after it has been allowed to clot. Also called blood serum.
- Blood serum from the tissues of immunized animals, containing antibodies and used to transfer immunity to another individual, called antiserum.
- A watery fluid from animal tissue, especially one that moistens the surface of serous membranes or that is exuded by such membranes when they become inflamed, such as in edema or a blister.
- The watery portion of certain animal fluids, as blood, milk, etc; whey.
- In skin care it refers to an intensive moisturising product to be applied after cleansing but before a general moisturiser.
- Occurring or found in the of the blood.
noun (plural specifics)
- a remedy for a particular disorder
- a distinguishing attribute or quality
- explicit or definite
- of, or relating to a species
- (taxonomy) pertaining to a taxon at the rank of species
- special, distinctive or unique
- intended for, or applying to a particular thing
- being a remedy for a particular disease
- (immunology) being limited to a particular antibody or antigen
- (physics) a value divided by the mass (e.g. specific volume)