silk-gum

silk gum

noun
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sericin

[ser-uh-sin]
noun
a gelatinous organic compound that holds the two strands of natural silk together.
Also called silk gum.


Origin:
1835–45; seric- + -in2

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sericin (ˈsɛrɪsɪn)
 
n
a gelatinous protein found on the fibres of raw silk
 
[C19: from Latin sēricum silk + -in]

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