Definition of sericin
: a gelatinous protein that cements the two fibroin filaments in a silk fiber
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Next, the cocoons are boiled to dissolve the sericin, the gummy substance holding the cocoon together, so the thread can be easily unwound.
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Origin and Etymology of sericin
International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin sericum silk
First Known Use: 1859See Words from the same year
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