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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

An organ for producing threads of silk from the secretion of the silk glands.

Usage examples (29)
  • A series of bright pink bows knotted several of the scarves together and decorated the spinneret area.
  • This spinneret creates the silk that is needed for the caterpillar to spin a cocoon in which it will pupate.
  • And did you know that if the viscose as it is called is extruded through a spinneret the resulting fiber is rayon.
  • The head is distinct and bears a ring of ocelli (simple eyes), shortened antennae, chewing mouthparts, and a spinneret. for more
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