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cocoon

(kə-ko͞on′)
n.
a. A protective case of silk or similar fibrous material spun by the larvae of moths and certain other insects as a cover for the pupa.
b. A similar natural protective covering or structure, such as the egg case of a spider.
A descriptive term for the fibrotic encasement of the entire small intestine in sclerosing peritonitis, a spontaneous idiopathic process in young women, which follows peritoneovenous shunting, practolol therapy, peritoneal dialysis, chemotherapy, or in which other unknown toxins stimulate fibroblastic proliferation and reactive fibrosis
Treatment Surgical lysis of adhesions and constricting bands

cocoon

A descriptor for the fibrotic encasement of the entire small intestine in sclerosing peritonitis, a spontaneous idiopathic process in young ♀, which follows peritoneovenous shunting, practolol therapy, peritoneal dialysis, chemotherapy, where unknown toxins may stimulate fibroblastic proliferation, reactive fibrosis

cocoon

a protective covering of eggs or larvae found in several invertebrate groups. In some cases, e.g. ANNELIDS, a cocoon is produced by the adults to contain the eggs and in others, e.g. insects, by the larvae to protect the pupa during the course of development.
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According to RiEen there is a need to revive the industry as there are bright prospects in the domestic and export demands such as considerable demand for cocoon and silk yarns needed by the silk processors such as handloom weavers and textile millers, blending with other indigenous fibers to produce fabrics with high commercial value, growing local and international demand for silk products.
The girl answers "corn cakes" as she takes the pan to the oven where the silkworm cocoons are boiling.
The state has achieved 10 percent increase in cocoon production as compared to last year's production.
May is the time when silkworm cocoons are ready for processing.
A kilo of dried cocoon goes in range between Sh750 and Sh900.
Inside the cocoon a pupa develops, and eventually a fully formed adult flea emerges.
The harshest stage was when the slim fingers of young girls were dipped repeatedly into almost boiling water to catch the end of the silk thread from the cocoons.
After finding some cocoons in various calibers, we headed out of Last Chance Canyon to explore some mines.
What's it all abouta:The 1985 Hollywood blockbuster tells the story of retirement home residents who stumble across a pool full of alien cocoons.
The table shows that cocoon and silk thread production decline din the period of 1996 to 1998, before rising in 1999.
Jeannie raised the money for the cocoon by holding a number of coffee mornings.
The 16-man firm, based in Halesowen, will be fitting a passenger lift at top fashion retailer Ted Baker and two food service lifts at neighbouring Cocoon restaurant.