ser

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Nearby words

  1. sequoia,
  2. sequoia national park,
  3. sequoiosis,
  4. sequoya,
  5. sequoyah,
  6. ser-,
  7. ser.,
  8. sera,
  9. seraglio,
  10. serai

ser

or seer

[ seer, sair ]
/ sɪər, sɛər /

noun

a unit of weight in India, varying in value but usually 1/40 of a maund: the government ser is divided into 80 tolas of 180 English grains and equals nearly 2 pounds 1 ounce avoirdupois (950 grams).

Origin of ser

Borrowed into English from Hindi around 1810–20

Ser

Biochemistry.

ser-

variant of sero- before a vowel: serous.

ser.

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British Dictionary definitions for ser

ser

seer

/ (sɪə) /

noun

a unit of weight used in India, usually taken as one fortieth of a maund

Word Origin for ser

from Hindi

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Medicine definitions for ser

Ser

abbr.

serine

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