I have read that a DC series motor can be operated using AC supply, but there will be excessive heating in the core and yoke and also a low power factor. So, construction is modified to have laminated core and yoke to reduce eddy current losses (heating) and also compensating winding and inter-pole windings to keep the torque same while reducing the turns of the field winding (to improve power factor (but reducing torque)). This is an AC series motor.
My question is, whether this AC series motor will run on DC supply or not?
I am also aware of universal motors, but they seem to be very similar to these AC series motors.