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silkworm

División en sílabas: silk·worm
Pronunciación: /ˈsilkˌwərm
 
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Definición de silkworm en inglés:

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1The commercially bred caterpillar of the domesticated silkworm moth (Bombyx mori), which spins a silk cocoon that is processed to yield silk fiber.
Example sentences
  • The domesticated silkworm is one of a few lepidopteran species that have been used for genetic analysis.
  • Silk is a continuous protein filament spun by the silkworm to form its cocoon.
  • The silkworm is a lepidopteran insect with a long history of significant agricultural value.
1.1A commercial silk-yielding caterpillar of a saturniid moth. See tussore, tussore moth.
Example sentences
  • Tussah silk, often called shantung, is made from the cocoons of wild tussah silkworms that eat oak and juniper leaves.

Origen

Old English seolcwyrm (see silk, worm).

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