Seleucid [sə lo͞o′sid]
pl. Seleucids or Seleucidae [sə lo͞o′si dē΄] [< L Seleucides < Gr Seleukidēs]
a member of a dynasty founded by Seleucus I and ruling (312-364? B.C. ) over S Asia Minor & the region between the Mediterranean Sea & the Indus River
designating or of this dynasty: also Seleucidan

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