sericin

[ ser-uh-sin ]
/ ˈsɛr ə sɪn /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. seriatim,
  2. seriation,
  3. seric-,
  4. sericate,
  5. sericeous,
  6. sericite,
  7. serictery,
  8. sericulture,
  9. seriema,
  10. series

Origin of sericin

First recorded in 1835–45; seric- + -in2

Also called silk gum.

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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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