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teredo

[ tuh-ree-doh ]
/ t蓹藞ri do蕣 /
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noun, plural te路re路dos, te路re路di路nes [tuh-reed-n-eez]. /t蓹藞rid n藢iz/.
a shipworm of the genus Teredo.
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Origin of teredo

1350鈥1400; Middle English <Latin ter膿d艒<Greek ter膿d峁搉 wood-boring worm
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British Dictionary definitions for teredo

teredo
/ (t蓻藞ri藧d蓹蕣) /

noun plural -dos or -dines (-d瑟藢ni藧z)
any marine bivalve mollusc of the genus TeredoSee shipworm

Word Origin for teredo

C17: via Latin from Greek ter膿d艒n wood-boring worm; related to Greek tetrainein to pierce
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