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  • on reading:
  • チュウ   キ
  • kun reading:
  • むし
  • meaning(s):
  • insect, bug, temper
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ランブル鞭 ランブルべんもうちゅう giardia
いもむし green caterpillar
はむし leaf beetle
えきちゅう useful insect
こがねむし scarab beetle
こがねむし scarab beetle
なつむし summer insect(s)
かいちゅう roundworm
かいがらむし scale insect
がいちゅう pesty bug
こうちゅう hookworm
かぶとむし beetle
きせいちゅう parasite
はたおりむし grasshopper
なきむし crybaby; blubberer
はさみむし earwig
たまむし insect with iridescent wings
にがむし making a sour face (as if having consumed a bitter bug)
げいのむし devotee of the arts
げんちゅう protozoan
かぶとむし beetle
こうちゅう beetle
こくぞうむし rice weevil
こんちゅう insect; bug
ねぎりむし cutworm
ねきりむし cutworm
さっちゅう killing insects or pests
さんようちゅう trilobite
しちゅう larva
しししんちゅうのむし treacherous friend
しじょうちゅう filaria; heartworm
ななほしてんとうむし ladybug
しゃくとりむし inchworm
よわむし coward; weakling
じゅうにしちょうちゅう hookworm
まつくいむし general term for insects harmful to pine trees
まつむし pine cricket
ぞうむし weevil
じょうちゅう tapeworm
しょくちゅう insectivore
しんだいむし bedbug
まむし viper; adder; asp
さなだむし tapeworm
みずむし boat bug; athlete's foot
ずいむし pearl moth; rice borer
せいちゅう imago; adult (insect)
せいちゅう sperm(atozoon)
あおむし caterpillar
あかむし bloodworm; chiggers
せんもうちゅう ciliate
ふなむし sea slater; sea louse
ぞうりむし paramecium
わらじむし wood louse; wood lice; slater
たいようちゅう heliozoan
うちわむし fan-fly
じむし earthworm; grub; ground beetle (mainly insect larvae)
みみず earthworm; grub; ground beetle (mainly insect larvae)
むし insect
がいい むしがいい selfish
らせる むしがしらせる to forebode; to have a presentiment
むしがつく to become verminous; to be infested with insects; to begin to keep bad company; to have an (unfavorable) lover
むしがいい asking too much; selfish
のいい むしのいい selfish
むしのいどころがわるい be in a bad mood
むしのいき faint breath; at death's door
らせ むしのしらせ foreboding
さぬ むしもころさぬ innocent-looking; looking as though butter would not melt in the mouth
むしをころす to control one's temper
むしおさえ children's medicine for nervousness; snack for an empty stomach
むしくだし deworming medicine
ちゅうがい insect damage
むしぼし airing out
むしめがね magnifying glass
むしけ nervous weakness
喰い むしくい worm-eaten
むしず heartburn
むしずがはしる to be disgusted; wouldn't touch with a pair of tongs
むしば cavity; tooth decay; decayed tooth; caries
むしよけ insecticide; insect repellent
むしくい worm-eaten
むしくいば a decayed tooth
むしばむ to eat into (e.g. by worms); to spoil; to ruin; to undermine
ちゅうすい (vermiform) appendix
ちゅうすいえん appendicitis
むしおくり torch procession to drive away crop-eating insects
ちゅうばいか entomophilous flower
むしうり insect peddler
むしふうじ incantation to rid a child of worms
むしばら stomach pain due to worms
むしぐすり children's medicine for nervousness
ちゅうようとっきえん appendicitis
ちゅうるい worms and insects
むしかご insect cage
むしけら worm; insect
とびむし springtail (wingless insect of the order Collembola)
とびむし springtail (wingless insect of the order Collembola)
つりがねむし bell animalcule (insect)
てんとうむし ladybug; ladybird
てんとりむし derisive term for a diligent student
たむし ringworm; tinea
どくむし poisonous insect
なんきんむし bedbug
かみきりむし long-horned beetle
てんとうむし ladybug
はらのむし roundworm
こめくいむし rice weevil
べんのむし valve core
ぼうちゅう pesticide
ほんのむし bookworm
ほんくいむし bookworm (literal and figurative)
けむし caterpillar
きくいむし wood borer
やこうちゅう phosphorescent animalcule
やとうむし cutworm; army worm
よとうむし cutworm; army worm
あぶらむし cockroach; hanger-on; parasite
ゆうこうちゅう foraminifer
ゆうこうじょうちゅう hooked tapeworm
ようちゅう larva; chrysalis
はだかむし caterpillar; person with scanty supply of clothes
らんちゅう species of goldfish
みどりむし freshwater flagellate (Euglena)
すずむし cricket (buzzer bug)
つつがむし kind of mite
はちゅう reptile
うじむし maggot; abusive word
かいちゅう round intestinal worm
ようちゅう pupa; chrysalis
ばった grasshopper
ずいむし rice borer; pearl moth
めいちゅう rice borer; pearl moth
ぎょうちゅう threadworm; pinworm
こうちゅう hookworm