Bombyx mori

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Noun1.Bombyx mori - stocky creamy-white Asiatic moth found almost entirely under human careBombyx mori - stocky creamy-white Asiatic moth found almost entirely under human care; the source of most of the silk commerce
bombycid, bombycid moth, silkworm moth - moderate-sized Asiatic moth whose larvae feed on mulberry leaves and produce silk
Bombyx, genus Bombyx - type genus of the Bombycidae: Chinese silkworm moth
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At the decisive battle of Mukden, the silk-worm army, with a million legs, crept against the Russian hosts in a vast crescent, a hundred miles from end to end.
The characters [for 'eunuch'] mean, literally, 'to put him down in the silk-worm room' "--the dark and generally fetid chambers where silkworms lay during their cocooning process.
These findings, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, demonstrate that the potency of vaccines and other drugs can be maintained without the need for refrigeration by stabilizing them in a silk protein made from silk-worm cocoons.