English to Danish Meaning :: silkworm

Silkworm :
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Noun(1) the commercially bred hairless white caterpillar of the domestic silkworm moth which spins a cocoon that can be processed to yield silk fiber; the principal source of commercial silk(2) larva of a saturniid moth; spins a large amount of strong silk in constructing its cocoon

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(1) The domesticated silkworm is one of a few lepidopteran species that have been used for genetic analysis.(2) The silkworm is a lepidopteran insect with a long history of significant agricultural value.(3) As is well known, the silkworm , Bombyx mori, is reared for the production of silk and its diet consists solely of mulberry leaves.(4) Although this order represents an extremely diverse and economically important group of insects, mapping studies have been conducted only in the silkworm , Bombyx mori.(5) Silk is a continuous protein filament spun by the silkworm to form its cocoon.(6) Tussah silk, often called shantung, is made from the cocoons of wild tussah silkworms that eat oak and juniper leaves.
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