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

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