sericin

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noun ser·i·cin \ˈser-ə-sən\

Definition of sericin

  1. :  a gelatinous protein that cements the two fibroin filaments in a silk fiber

Origin and Etymology of sericin

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin sericum silk


First Known Use: 1859


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