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n.1.A bacterial disease of silkworms, supposed to be due to eating contaminated mulberry leaves.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Pasteur discovered that the second disease, known as flacherie, resulted from contamination of the silkworm food, mulberry leaves.
thuringiensis is considered to be the causative agent for flacherie disease of silkworms.