Sermonic to Serve
(Ser*mon"ic Ser*mon"ic*al) a. Like, or appropriate to, a sermon; grave and didactic. [R.] "Conversation
. . . satirical or sermonic." Prof. Wilson. "Sermonical style." V. Knox.
(Ser"mon*ing) n. The act of discoursing; discourse; instruction; preaching. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Ser"mon*ish), a. Resembling a sermon. [R.]
(Ser"mon*ist), n. See Sermonizer.
(Ser"mon*ize) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Sermonized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Sermonizing ]
1. To compose or write a sermon or sermons; to preach.
2. To inculcate rigid rules. [R.] Chesterfield.
(Ser"mon*ize), v. t. To preach or discourse to; to affect or influence by means of a sermon
or of sermons. [R.]
Which of us shall sing or sermonize the other fast asleep?Landor.
(Ser"mon*i`zer) n. One who sermonizes.
(Ser"o*lin) n. [Serum + L. oleum oil.] (Physiol. Chem.) (a) A peculiar fatty substance found
in the blood, probably a mixture of fats, cholesterin, etc. (b) A body found in fecal matter and thought
to be formed in the intestines from the cholesterin of the bile; called also stercorin, and stercolin.
(Se*ron" Se*roon") n. [Sp. seron a kind of hamper or pannier, aug. of sera a large pannier or
basket.] Same as Ceroon.
This word as expressing a quantity or weight has no definite signification. McElrath.
(Se"rose`) a. Serous. [Obs.] Dr. H. More.
(Se*ros"i*ty) n. [Cf. F. serosité. See Serous.]
1. The quality or state of being serous.
2. (Physiol.) A thin watery animal fluid, as synovial fluid and pericardial fluid.
(Ser"o*tine) n. [F. sérotine, fr. L. serotinus that comes or happens late.] (Zoöl.) The European
(Se*rot"i*nous) a. [L. serotinus, fr. serus late.] (Biol.) Appearing or blossoming later in
the season than is customary with allied species.
Serous membrane. (Anat.) See under Membrane.
(Se"rous) a. [Cf. F. séreux. See Serum.] (Physiol.) (a) Thin; watery; like serum; as the serous
fluids. (b) Of or pertaining to serum; as, the serous glands, membranes, layers. See Serum.
(Ser"ow Sur"row) n. (Zoöl.) The thar.
(||Ser"pens) n. [L. See Serpent.] (Astron.) A constellation represented as a serpent held by
(Ser"pent) n. [F., fr. L. serpens, -entis fr. serpens, p. pr. of serpere to creep; akin to Gr. Skr.
sarp, and perhaps to L. repere, E. reptile. Cf. Herpes.]