goldbeater's skin

noun

Definition of goldbeater's skin

: the prepared outside membrane of the large intestine of cattle used for separating the leaves of metal in goldbeating and sometimes as the moisture-sensitive element in hygrometers

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“Goldbeater's skin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/goldbeater%27s%20skin. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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