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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 sēricusChinese, silken) <Greek sērikón silk, neuter of sērikósChinese, silken, equivalent to sḗr silkworm + -ikos-ic
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Example sentences from the Web for seric-

  • The Seres therefore were the hypothetical producers of the article that bore their name (seric).

    Opuscula|Robert Gordon Latham
  • In the first place the crude form seric was neither Latin nor Greek, so that the -ic could not be adjectival.

    Opuscula|Robert Gordon Latham
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