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teredo

[tuh-ree-doh] /təˈri doʊ/
noun, plural teredos, teredines
[tuh-reed-n-eez] /təˈrid nˌiz/ (Show IPA)
1.
a shipworm of the genus Teredo.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin terēdō < Greek terēdṓn wood-boring worm
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teredo

/tɛˈriːdəʊ/
noun (pl) -dos, -dines (-dɪˌniːz)
1.
any marine bivalve mollusc of the genus Teredo See shipworm
Word Origin
C17: via Latin from Greek terēdōn wood-boring worm; related to Greek tetrainein to pierce
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