serous cavity meaning

  "serous cavity" in a sentence
n : a cavity (as the peritoneal cavity, pleural cavity, or pericardial cavity) that is lined with a serous membrane


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  1. Cancer in a serous cavity is called a serous carcinoma.
  2. For example, the pericardium is the serous cavity which surrounds the heart.
  3. This filarial nematode is one of two that causes serous cavity filariasis in humans.
  4. The serous cavities are formed from the intraembryonic coelom and are basically an empty space within the body surrounded by serous membrane.
  5. Therefore, each organ becomes surrounded by serous membrane-they " do not " lie within the serous cavity.

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