serictery

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serictery also sericterium (noun; plural -teria, -teries; Latin 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 also: silk gland