teredo

teredo

[tuh-ree-doh]
noun, plural teredos, teredines [tuh-reed-n-eez] .
a shipworm of the genus Teredo.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin terēdō < Greek terēdṓn wood-boring worm

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teredo (tɛˈriːdəʊ)
 
n , pl -dos, -dines
See shipworm any marine bivalve mollusc of the genus Teredo
 
[C17: via Latin from Greek terēdōn wood-boring worm; related to Greek tetrainein to pierce]

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