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silk

 
the protein filament produced by the larvae of various insects; silk obtained from the cocoons of the silkworm Bombyx mori is washed to remove the gum and braided for use as a nonabsorbable suture material. Silk from which the gum has not been removed, known as virgin silk, is used for extremely fine sutures in ophthalmic surgery.

silk

(silk),
The fibers or filaments obtained from the cocoon of the silkworm.

silk

(silk) the protein filament produced by the larvae of various insects; braided, degummed silk obtained from the cocoons of the silkworm Bombyx mori is used as a nonabsorbable suture material.

silk

Surgery A silkworm–Bombyx mori protein-based absorbable suture material, favored by many surgeons due to its superior handling characteristics; with time, silk loses strength and thus is not used for prosthetics–eg, Teflon vascular grafts or prosthetic heart valves, which require permanent sutures. Cf Catgut.

silk

(silk)
The fibers or filaments obtained from the cocoon of the silkworm.
[O.E. sioloc, fr. Chinese]

silk

continuous, protein filament produced by the larvae of Bombyx mori, the white silkworm moth. Used as a suture material.
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Jarvis indicates that the composite fibers, with two to five percent of spider silk proteins woven in, are up to four times stronger than regular silkworm fibers and almost as strong as spider silk.
The size of the cold rooms has been specially designed to suit the requirements of sericulture industry and to utilize the space effectively for preserving hibernated bivoltine silkworm seed under different schedules, ranging from 4 to 10 months.
Thus, over 445,000 boxes of high-yielding silkworm grains were bred that had been adapted to local climatic conditions.
Results showed that the fibers were tougher than typical silkworm silk and as tough as dragline silk fibers produced by spiders, demonstrating that silkworms can be engineered to produce such improved fibers.
Maximum of larval growth and uniform cocoon production determined by mulberry leaves varieties and caused that long silk fiber in silkworm fed on foreign variety compared with local varieties [27].
Director of Lattakia Agriculture Department Hassan Baddour said that the number of silkworm breeders in 2010 reached 28 who bred 41 boxes of silkworm eggs, adding that the production of the Province for the same year reached 900 kgs of silk.
Vermibeds were prepared in rectangular troughs of 45 cm x 35 cm x 15 cm size with six replicates using the silkworm litter and pre-decomposed leaf litter in the proportion of 0+100%, 25+75%, 50+50%, 75+25% and 100+0% respectively.
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It's not long before problems arise: raising money to buy the silkworm eggs, finding mulberry leaves (the only thing silkworms will eat) and, worst of all, realizing that to extract silk from the cocoons, the pupae inside must be boiled alive.
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