A disease of the silkworm, Bombyx mori, caused by the micro-sporidian Nosema bombycis.
[ French] An epidemic disease of the silkworm, characterized by the presence of minute vibratory corpuscles in the blood. Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/P/38
• (n.) An epidemic disease of the silkworm, characterized by the presence of minute vibratory corpuscles in the blood.Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/pebrine/
(from the article `microsporidian`) ...and repeatedly divide asexually. The mature parasites (trophozoites) eventually give rise to sexually produced zygotes that produce new spores. ... The species N. bombycis, which causes the epidemic disease pébrine in silkworms, attacks all tissues and all developmental stages from embryo to...Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/p/33
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