from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The silk-producing gland or glands of an insect, such as a silkworm.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A spinning-gland; a glandular apparatus in insects for the secretion of silk.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Zoöl.) A silk gland, as in the silkworms.
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- noun zoology A
silk gland, as in the silkworms.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun silk-producing gland of insects (especially of a silkworm) or spiders
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[New Latin sērictērium, from Greek sērikon, silk (on the model of New Latin sialistērium, salivary gland of insects), from neuter of sērikos, silken; see serge.]
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