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


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  • Sericate

    adjective 1. sericeous; silky.

  • Sericeous

    adjective 1. silky. 2. covered with silky down, as a leaf. adjective (botany) 1. covered with a layer of small silky hairs: a sericeous leaf 2. silky

  • Sericin

    noun 1. a gelatinous organic compound that holds the two strands of natural silk together. noun 1. a gelatinous protein found on the fibres of raw silk

  • Sericite

    noun, Mineralogy. 1. a fine-grained variety of muscovite produced by the alteration of feldspar.

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