虫 means 'insect'

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Strokes : 6    Radical number: 142    Frequency: 1192   JLPT: N2    Ring: 5    Set: 6    Grade: 1   Intermediate lesson: 49    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 60 words   Used in 392 words   Used in 150 names   Component in 85 kanji (19 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   むし insect
Learn about the insects buzzing inside characters for certain insects, as well as (2116: honey, nectar) and even (100: strong). Also find out when this radical means 'snake,' as in (2090: rainbow)!
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 虫 is used 4 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 虫 is used 331 times, read 3 ways (with 1 variation).
チュウ : 137 words FIND ALL
キ : 1 word FIND ALL
insect radical; worm radical
むし : 192 words FIND ALL
insect; bug; cricket; moth; worm
む: 1 word. FIND ALL
Henshall: 74 (originally: 56)  Joy o' Kanji : 56  Key to Kanji: 741 

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チュウ   むし insect   
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イチ   イツ   one   ひと    ひと-    
チュウ   ジュウ   なか middle   
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コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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