silkworm moth


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silkworm moth

n.
Any of various moths, chiefly of the families Bombycidae and Saturniidae, whose larvae produce silk cocoons. Also called silk moth.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.silkworm moth - any silkworm moth of the family Saturniidaesilkworm moth - any silkworm moth of the family Saturniidae
saturniid, saturniid moth - large brightly colored and usually tropical moth; larvae spin silken cocoons
cynthia moth, Samia walkeri, Samia cynthia - large Asiatic moth introduced into the United States; larvae feed on the ailanthus
atlas moth, Atticus atlas - giant saturniid moth widespread in Asia; sometimes cultured for silk
2.silkworm moth - moderate-sized Asiatic moth whose larvae feed on mulberry leaves and produce silk
moth - typically crepuscular or nocturnal insect having a stout body and feathery or hairlike antennae
Bombycidae, family Bombycidae - Chinese silkworm moth
Bombyx mori, domestic silkworm moth, domesticated silkworm moth - stocky creamy-white Asiatic moth found almost entirely under human care; the source of most of the silk commerce
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Al Amiri said the two aforementioned countries cautioned the public on the use of unregistered supplements like Vardenafil and Sildenafil, which are typically marketed under aACAyMale Silkworm Moth Nourishing Oral Liquid' and aACAyPower Tablets 1'.
Dr Amiri stated that Health Canada had issued a warning against using dietary supplements that contain undeclared pharmaceutical components such as Vardenafil, and Sildenafil, which are used in making a product called 'Male Silkworm Moth Nourishing Oral Liquid', and another called 'Power Tablets 1'.
Studying an OBP found in the silkworm moth Bombyx mori, Dr Hooper and his team were able to look at how the OBP and a relevant pheromone interact.