noun se·ric·tery \sə̇ˈriktərē\

Definition of serictery



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

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Origin and Etymology of serictery

New Latin sericterium

First Known Use: 1891

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