a combining form meaning “silk,” used as a base in English derivatives: sericin.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019