The outermost tunic of a tubular organ such as the intestine.
serum = whey; a pale fluid; a serous membrane lining body cavities.
The delicate, one-cell-thick outside lining of an organ in the body, particularly the organs of the peritoneal cavity. Unlike other body surfaces such as the skin and the lining of the stomach or intestines, an ulcer (or missing patch) of the peritoneal serosa always heals in 8 days, however big the ulcer, or defect, is. See also: peritoneal adhesions See also: peritoneum
a thin membrane lining the closed cavities of the body; has two layers with a space between that is filled with serous fluid
a serous (fluid-producing) membrane that can be found inside the abdominal cavity (peritoneum), around the lungs (pleura), around the heart (pericardium), and inside the joints (synovium)
Also called the peritoneum. The serosa is the outermost layer of the GI tract. The subserosa is the layer just under the serosa. Both serosa and subserosa cannot be biopsied through an endoscopic or colonoscopic procedure.
outermost layer of an organ structure
A serous membrane such as the peritoneum that secretes a serum.
The outer lining of gastrointestinal organs.
(sehr-O-saw) Any serous membrane. Also, the outer, serous membrane layer of a visceral organ.
A serous membrane, one that produces serous secretion or contains serum or a serum like substance.
serum - whey]. 1) In histology, the term is used to mean a serous membrane such as the peritoneum, pleura, and pericardium. A serous membrane is composed of a layer of epithelium with a thin layer of connective tissue. Synonym: tunica serosa. 2) In embryology, the term is used to mean the most exterior extraembryonic membrane. It consists of ectoderm and somatic mesoderm (somatopleure) and encloses all other extraembryonic membranes including the amnion, allantois, and yolk sac. Synonym: chorion.
see picture 2. It is a thin layer of cells that covers the uterus.
See serous membrane.
any serous membrane; the outermost layer of any organ, formed by a serous membrane; the membrane that lines pleural, pericardial, & peritoneal cavities
the outer lining of an organ such as the bowel (i.e. that in contact with body cavity)
Lining of closed body cavities