a combining form meaning “silk,” used as a base in English derivatives:
adjective 1. sericeous; silky.
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
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
noun, Mineralogy. 1. a fine-grained variety of muscovite produced by the alteration of feldspar.