Definition of Polyphemus

1. n. A very large American moth (Telea polyphemus) belonging to the Silkworm family (Bombycidæ). Its larva, which is very large, bright green, with silvery tubercles, and with oblique white stripes on the sides, feeds on the oak, chestnut, willow, cherry, apple, and other trees. It produces a large amount of strong silk. Called also American silkworm.



Definition of Polyphemus

1. Proper noun. (Greek mythology) A cyclops in Homer's ''Odyssey''. ¹

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Medical Definition of Polyphemus

1. A very large American moth (Telea polyphemus) belonging to the Silkworm family (Bombycidae). Its larva, which is very large, bright green, with silvery tubercles, and with oblique white stripes on the sides, feeds on the oak, chestnut, willow, cherry, apple, and other trees. It produces a large amount of strong silk. Synonym: American silkworm. Origin: L. Polyphemus the one-eyed Cyclops who was blinded by Ulysses. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Polyphemus

polyphagias
polyphagies
polyphagous
polyphagy
polyphalangism
polypharmacal
polypharmaceutical
polypharmaceuticals
polypharmacist
polypharmacists
polypharmacy
polyphase
polyphase circuit
polyphasic
polyphemus (current term)
polyphemus moth
polyphene
polyphenes
polyphenic
polyphenic gene
polyphenism
polyphenol
polyphenol oxidase
polyphenolic
polyphenolics
polyphenols
polyphenotypic
polyphenyl
polyphenylalanine

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