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silk gum

noun
1.

sericin

[ser-uh-sin] /ˈsɛr ə sɪn/
noun
1.
a gelatinous organic compound that holds the two strands of natural silk together.
Also called silk gum.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; seric- + -in2
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British Dictionary definitions for silk-gum

sericin

/ˈsɛrɪsɪn/
noun
1.
a gelatinous protein found on the fibres of raw silk
Word Origin
C19: from Latin sēricum silk + -in
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