Definition of Sericterium

1. Noun. Silk-producing gland of insects (especially of a silkworm) or spiders.

Exact synonyms: Serictery, Silk Gland
Group relationships: Silkworm, Giant Silkworm, Silkworm, Wild Wilkworm
Generic synonyms: Gland, Secreter, Secretor, Secretory Organ



Definition of Sericterium

1. n. A silk gland, as in the silkworms.

Definition of Sericterium

1. Noun. (zoology) A silk gland, as in the silkworms. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Sericterium

1. A silk gland, as in the silkworms. See: Sericeous. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sericterium

seriations
seriatum
seric
sericea lespedeza
sericeous
sericin
sericins
sericious
sericite
sericites
sericitization
sericitizations
sericon
sericons
sericteria
sericterium (current term)
serictery
sericultural
sericulture
sericultures
sericulturist
sericulturists
seriema
seriemas
series
series circuit
series circuits
series original
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Literary usage of Sericterium

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1. An Introduction to Entomology: Or Elements of the Natural History of Insects by William Kirby, William Spence (1826)
"... and Mr. Murray seems to have proved that it is imbued, in the case of the gossamer, with negative electricity: in the sericterium the fluid that ..."

2. Annalen der Chemie und Pharmacie by Justus Liebig (1859)
"... der Arthropoden die Bezeichnung Sericin ertheilt werden (von Serica, Seide, und sericterium, dem anatomischen Ausdruck für die ..."

3. Tijdschrift voor entomologie by Nederlandsche Entomologische Vereeniging (1864)
"De cellen zijn steeds kolossaal groot, 't geen reeds daaruit blijkt, dat slechts 4 of 5 den omvang van het sericterium van Cossus ..."

4. Jenaische Zeitschrift für Naturwissenschaft by Medizinisch-naturwissenschaftliche Gesellschaft zu Jena (1876)
"... in der Ontogenese der Lepidoptera und Hymenoptera noch als sericterium auftritt, scheint es bei den übrigen Insekten in keiner Weise mehr zu ..."

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