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

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

Words Nearby seric- Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use seric- in a sentence

  • 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