2(Especially formerly) the larva of a wood-boring beetle which feeds on the paper and glue in books.
- The Clinic has plans to market insecticidal papers which need to be interleafed in books and magazines to keep away silverfish and bookworms, explains Mr. Shaji.
- According to him, termites and bookworms damage palm-leaf inscriptions.
- The bookworm reminds the authors of the vulnerability of books, not only from voracious insects, but also from the acid in the paper that is destroying our books.
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