a combining form meaning “silk,” used as a base in English derivatives: sericin.
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Origin of seric-
combining form of Medieval Latin sēricum silk (Latin sēricus Chinese, silken) < Greek sērikón silk, neuter of sērikós Chinese, silken, equivalent to sḗr silkworm + -ikos -ic
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