serictery

noun
se·​ric·​tery | \ sə̇ˈriktərē \
plural -es

Definition of serictery

: the silk-producing gland of a caterpillar or other insect larva — compare silk gland

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First Known Use of serictery

1891, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for serictery

New Latin sericterium

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“Serictery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/serictery. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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