1. large genus of tropical American trees that yield a bast fiber used for cordage and bark used in tanning; milky juice yields caoutchouc
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  • He called the cecropia fruit mangimeowe and noted that it is eaten and dispersed by toucans and piping guans. One River
  • Genomic clones Staphylinid.18.3 and Staphylinid.18.1 served as the starting material for the cecropia subfamily 5’ and 3’ ITRs.
  • It includes Albizia carbonaria, Calophyllum brasiliense var. rekoi, Inga, Cecropia, Ficus and Lonchocarpus spp., balsa Ochroma lagopus, Luehea seemannii, Pachira aquatica and Heliconia. Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve, Honduras
  • On the trees were to be seen -- _Attacus cynthia_ (the Ailantus silkworm), the rearing of which was, as usual, most successful; _Samia cecropia_ and _Samia gloveri_, from America; also hybrids of _Gloveri cecropia_ and _Cecropia gloveri_; _Samia promethea_ and _Telea polyphemus_; Scientific American Supplement, No. 344, August 5, 1882
  • Among the most remarkable is the white-stemmed cecropia, the lofty massaranduba, or cow-tree, often rising to the height of one hundred and fifty feet; the seringa, or india-rubber tree, with its smooth grey bark, tall erect trunk, and thick glossy leaves. The Western World Picturesque Sketches of Nature and Natural History in North and South America
  • The initial discovery was an MLE present in 1000 or more copies in the genome of the silk moth Hyalophora cecropia, which was only distantly related to those we had been studying in Drosophila.
  • We set off downhill into a grove of cecropia trees. Times, Sunday Times
  • Every species of cecropia has living within the hollow nodes of its trunk a distinct species of fire ant. One River
  • Thankfully, the rain did not resume as they sat down next to one another beneath the ample bole of a big cecropia to wait for morning. The Mocking Program
  • The cecropia moth, for example, produces a peptide that attacks many kinds of bacteria.
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