spinneret


spin·ner·et

noun \ˌspi-nə-ˈret\

Definition of SPINNERET

1
:  an organ (as of a spider or caterpillar) for producing threads of silk from the secretion of silk glands
2
or spin·ner·ette :  a small metal plate, thimble, or cap with fine holes through which a chemical solution (as of cellulose) is forced in the spinning of man-made filaments (as of rayon or nylon)

First Known Use of SPINNERET

1826

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: spinner play
Previous Word in the Dictionary: spinner dolphin
All Words Near: spinneret

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up spinneret? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More