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spinneret

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noun spin·ner·et \ˌspi-nə-ˈret\

Definition of spinneret

  1. 1 :  an organ (as of a spider or caterpillar) for producing threads of silk from the secretion of silk glands

  2. 2 or spinnerette :  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)




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