silk gland

noun

Definition of silk gland

: a gland that produces a viscid fluid which is extruded in filaments and hardens into silk on exposure to air: such as
a : either of a pair of greatly enlarged and modified salivary glands of an insect larva that produce a compound filament from which a larval or pupal cover (such as a cocoon) is spun
b : any of two or more abdominal glands of a spider that open through spinnerets and produce a filament used chiefly in the spinning of webs

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1870

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