1The commercially bred caterpillar of the domesticated silkworm moth (Bombyx mori), which spins a silk cocoon that is processed to yield silk fiber.
More 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.
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