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pebrine

[ pey-breen ]
/ peɪˈbrin /
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noun
an infectious disease of silkworms, characterized by a black spotting of the integument and by stunted growth, caused by the protozoan Nosema bomycis.
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Origin of pebrine

1865–70; <French <Provençal pebrino literally, peppery, with reference to the black spots. See pepper, -ine1
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