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 History of this Word

"sero" is from "serum" (whey) spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

More words with this prefix,
serotonin
seropositive
serologist
serotherapy

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"sero-" is a type of prefix

Definition

A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "serum" or "thin watery fluid" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

sero- illustration A serology may be performed when an infection is suspected.
sero- illustration The newer serological tests have been evaluated.