Sericterium
Sericterium Ser`ic*te"ri*um, n. [See {Sericeous}.] (Zo["o]l.) A silk gland, as in the silkworms. [1913 Webster]

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  • sericterium — ser·ic·te·ri·um (sĕr ĭk tîrʹē əm) n. pl. ser·ic·te·ri·a ( tîrʹē ə) The silk producing gland or glands of an insect, especially a silkworm.   [New Latin sērictērium, from Greek sērikon, silk (on the model of New Latin sialistērium, salivary gland… …   Universalium

  • sericterium — n.; pl. teria, teries [L. sericus, silken] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) The spinning gland or glands. a. In ant larvae, used as shuttles in weaving nests. b. The silk producing glands of a caterpillar; see silk gland …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • sericterium — ser·ic·te·ri·um …   English syllables

  • sericterium — noun silk producing gland of insects (especially of a silkworm) or spiders • Syn: ↑silk gland, ↑serictery • Hypernyms: ↑gland, ↑secretory organ, ↑secretor, ↑secreter • Part Holonyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • serictery — noun silk producing gland of insects (especially of a silkworm) or spiders • Syn: ↑silk gland, ↑sericterium • Hypernyms: ↑gland, ↑secretory organ, ↑secretor, ↑secreter • Part Holony …   Useful english dictionary

  • silk gland — noun silk producing gland of insects (especially of a silkworm) or spiders • Syn: ↑serictery, ↑sericterium • Hypernyms: ↑gland, ↑secretory organ, ↑secretor, ↑secreter • Part Holonyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • se|ric|ter|y — «suh RIHK tuhr ee», noun, plural ter|ies. = sericterium. (Cf. ↑sericterium) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Albizzia Julibrissin — Silk Silk, n. [OE. silk, selk, AS. seolc, seoloc; akin to Icel. silki, SW. & Dan. silke; prob. through Slavic from an Oriental source; cf. Lith. szilkai, Russ. shelk , and also L. sericum Seric stuff, silk. Cf. {Sericeous}. {Serge} a woolen stuff …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bombyx mori — Silk Silk, n. [OE. silk, selk, AS. seolc, seoloc; akin to Icel. silki, SW. & Dan. silke; prob. through Slavic from an Oriental source; cf. Lith. szilkai, Russ. shelk , and also L. sericum Seric stuff, silk. Cf. {Sericeous}. {Serge} a woolen stuff …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Calliandra trinervia — Silk Silk, n. [OE. silk, selk, AS. seolc, seoloc; akin to Icel. silki, SW. & Dan. silke; prob. through Slavic from an Oriental source; cf. Lith. szilkai, Russ. shelk , and also L. sericum Seric stuff, silk. Cf. {Sericeous}. {Serge} a woolen stuff …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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