虫 means 'insect'

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Strokes : 6    Radical number: 142    Frequency: 1192   JLPT: N2    Usefulness: 4    Study set: 4-16    Grade: 1   Intermediate lesson: 49    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 66 words   Used in 394 words   Used in 150 names   Component in 376 kanji (19 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   むし insect
Learn about the insects buzzing inside characters for certain insects, as well as (honey) and even (strong). Also find out when this radical means 'snake,' as in (rainbow)!
⿱   middle  ⿰   one   dot  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 虫 is used 5 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 虫 is used 332 times, read 3 ways (with 1 variation).
チュウ : 137 words FIND ALL
insect; bug
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キ : 1 word FIND ALL
insect radical; worm radical
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むし : 193 words FIND ALL
insect; bug; cricket; moth; worm
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む: 1 word. FIND ALL
Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize
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An additional 64 less common words include 虫 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
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   ひと    ひと- one   
チュウ   ジュウ   なか middle   
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コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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