Definition of sericin in English:

sericin

noun

Chemistry
  • A gelatinous material consisting of a mixture of proteins that binds the central filaments of raw silk.

Origin

Mid 19th century (in an earlier sense). From classical Latin sēricum silk + -in. On the motivation for use in sense 1 see quot. 1841.

Pronunciation

sericin

/ˈsɛrɪs(ɪ)n/