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sericin

[ser-uh-sin]
noun
  1. a gelatinous organic compound that holds the two strands of natural silk together.
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Origin of sericin

First recorded in 1835–45; seric- + -in2
Also called silk gum.
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British Dictionary definitions for sericin

sericin

noun
  1. a gelatinous protein found on the fibres of raw silk
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Word Origin for sericin

C19: from Latin sēricum silk + -in
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