bombycid

adjective
bom·​by·​cid | \ ˈbämbəsə̇d, -ˌsid \

Definition of bombycid

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of or relating to the family Bombycidae or to silkworms

bombycid

noun
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of bombycid (Entry 2 of 2)

: one of the Bombycidae : a silkworm or silkworm moth

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History and Etymology for bombycid

Adjective

from the stem of New Latin Bombycidae bombycidae

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“Bombycid.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bombycid. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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