sericin


sericin
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin sericum silk Date: circa 1868 a gelatinous protein that cements the two fibroin filaments in a silk fiber

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  • Sericin — The glands of the silkworm secrete two transparent liquids. The inner part of the silk filament consists of fibroin, while the stiffer sericin, called silk gum, forms the outer coating of the filament. The sericin is yellowish in colour, and is… …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • Sericin — Ser i*cin, n. [L. sericus silken.] (Chem.) A gelatinous nitrogenous material extracted from crude silk and other similar fiber by boiling water; called also {silk gelatin}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sericīn — (Seidenfibroïn), Hauptbestandtheil der Seide u. der Herbstfäden; zur Darstellung wird Rohseide mit kalter verdünnter Natronlauge, dann mit angesäuertem Wasser behandelt. Es ist farblos, glänzend, zerreiblich, wenig löslich in kalten Alkalien u.… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • sericin — [ser′ə sin] n. [< L sericus, silk (see SERGE) + IN1] a resinous, amorphous substance that bonds the two gossamer filaments in a raw silk fiber …   English World dictionary

  • Sericin — Se|ri|cin [lat. sericus = seiden (nach dem ostasiatischen Volk der Serer, die Seidenfabrikation betrieben); ↑ in (3)], das; s, e; Syn.: Seidenbast, Seidengummi, Seidenleim: vom Rohseidenfaden durch Entbasten entferntes Protein, das als… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • sericin — sericinas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Šilko siūlą suvilgantis šilkaverpio baltymas. atitikmenys: angl. sericin; silk gum rus. серицин; шелковый клей ryšiai: sinonimas – šilko klijai …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • sericin — n. [L. sericus, silken] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) In Lepidoptera, a protein containing a high content of the amino acid serine, that hardens in air to form the glue surrounding the threads emitted from the spinneret of the silkworm …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • sericin — Protein found in silk. Very serine rich 30% of the residues are serine …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • sericin — /ser euh sin/, n. a gelatinous organic compound that holds the two strands of natural silk together. Also called silk gum. [1835 45; SERIC + IN2] * * * …   Universalium

  • sericin — noun A water soluble glycoprotein that binds the two fibroin filaments of a silk fibre …   Wiktionary


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