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serology Tweet Definition of serology Like Definition of serology on Facebook
noun 
  1. The science that studies the reaction between antigens and antibodies in serum
  2. The characteristics of the blood serums of a particular disease or organism
  1. (informal) A blood test to detect the presence of antibodies
     
serum Tweet Definition of serum Like Definition of serum on Facebook
noun (pl2=sera)
  1. 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.
  2. Blood serum from the tissues of immunized animals, containing antibodies and used to transfer immunity to another individual, called antiserum.
  3. 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.
  4. The watery portion of certain animal fluids, as blood, milk, etc; whey.
  5. In skin care it refers to an intensive moisturising product to be applied after cleansing but before a general moisturiser.
adjective 
  1. Occurring or found in the of the blood.
     
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noun (plural specifics)
  1. a remedy for a particular disorder
  2. a distinguishing attribute or quality
adjective 
  1. explicit or definite
  2. of, or relating to a species
  3. (taxonomy) pertaining to a taxon at the rank of species
  4. special, distinctive or unique
  5. intended for, or applying to a particular thing
  6. being a remedy for a particular disease
  7. (immunology) being limited to a particular antibody or antigen
  8. (physics) a value divided by the mass (e.g. specific volume)
     

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