Definition of Sericin

1. n. A gelatinous nitrogenous material extracted from crude silk and other similar fiber by boiling water; -- called also silk gelatin.



Definition of Sericin

1. Noun. A water-soluble glycoprotein that binds the two fibroin filaments of a silk fibre ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sericin

1. a kind of protein [n -S]

Medical Definition of Sericin

1. A silk protein that binds thetwo strands of the raw fibre. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sericin

serializing
serially
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seriate
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seriately
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seriation
seriations
seriatum
seric
sericea lespedeza
sericeous
sericin (current term)
sericins
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sericite
sericites
sericitization
sericitizations
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sericteria
sericterium
serictery
sericultural
sericulture
sericultures

Literary usage of Sericin

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1. The Textile Fibres: Their Physical, Microscopical and Chemical Properties by Joseph Merritt Matthews (1913)
"sericin * Fischer and Abderhalden (Berichte, 1906, p. 752) have succeeded in isolating from the hydrochloric acid solution of silk fibroin a dipeptide in ..."

2. The Textile Fibres: Their Physical, Microscopical, and Chemical Properties by Joseph Merritt Matthews (1904)
"sericin may be obtained in a pure condition by first boiling a sample of raw silk in water for several hours, after which the sericin is precipitated by ..."

3. Bleaching and Related Processes as Applied to Textile Fibers and Other Materials by Joseph Merritt Matthews (1921)
"until the sericin has been removed that the silk fiber exhibits its ... According to the analysis given by Richardson, sericin has the following chemical ..."

4. The Textile Fibres: Their Physical, Microscopical, and Chemical Properties by Joseph Merritt Matthews (1904)
"On treatment with dilute sulphuric acid sericin yields a small quantity of ... sericin is soluble in hot water, hot soap solutions, and dilute caustic ..."

5. A Text-book of Organic Chemistry by Arnold Frederick Holleman, Andrew Jamieson Walker, Owen E. Mott (1907)
"On prolonged boiling with water, silk is converted into fibroin, which is not decomposed by water even at 200°, and sericin, or silk-gum. ..."

6. Chemistry of Animal Bodies by Thomas Thomson (1843)
"OF sericin, OR THE COLOURING MATTER OF SILK. IT is universally known that raw silk is a very fine thread spun by the silk-worm ..."

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