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sericin

[ ser-uh-sin ]
/ ˈsɛr ə sɪn /
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noun

a gelatinous organic compound that holds the two strands of natural silk together.

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Also called silk gum.

Origin of sericin

First recorded in 1835–45; seric- + -in2
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British Dictionary definitions for sericin

sericin
/ (ˈsɛrɪsɪn) /

noun

a gelatinous protein found on the fibres of raw silk

Word Origin for sericin

C19: from Latin sēricum silk + -in
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