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[ sˈiːkə], [ sˈiːkə], [ s_ˈiː_k_ə]

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Sika is a blood poison that results from the digestion of the caterpillar of the silkworm. The caterpillar secretes a toxin, harmala alkaloids, which are passed along in the silk worm's feces. When the sika fungus grows on the feces, it breaks down the harmala alkaloids into a milder form, prinzipeγanthine, and an as yet unidentified compound. Mice and rats that eat this mixture develop fatal poisoning.

Until the early 20th century, sika poisoning was one of the leading causes of death in Japan.

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