plural -s
: a disease of silkworms and other larval moths caused by a fungus (Beauveria bassiana or a related species) and marked by a mummified chalky appearance of the larva after death

Word History


Italian, from Latin calc-, calx lime

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“Calcino.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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