The fibers or filaments obtained from the cocoon of the silkworm.
floss s.dental floss
surgical s.thread prepared from the cocoon filaments of glutinous gum which are spun by the mulberry silkworm Bombyx mori; used as suture material in 14 sizes from 0.025 mm to 1.016 mm in diameter and numbered accordingly from 7-0 to 7.
virgin s.an extremely fine ophthalmic suture material consisting of two to seven natural s. filaments bonded together by sericin, a natural adhesive.
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