noun, plural te·re·dos, te·re·di·nes [tuh-reed-n-eez]. /təˈrid nˌiz/.
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Did the deadly teredo bore the ship's timbers full of holes, until she went down with all on board?South American Fights and Fighters|Cyrus Townsend Brady
A ship returning from the tropics brought with it, it is supposed, some tiny little shell-fish, the Teredo navalis.Little Folks (November 1884)|Various
A salt-water creature very destructive to shipping and the wharves is the teredo, or ship-worm.Stories of California|Ella M. Sexton
Other ship worms belong to the genus Teredo, and are very similar in general characters.The Sea Shore|William S. Furneaux
They here remained until the 23rd, endeavouring to repair their vessels, which were fearfully pierced by the teredo.Notable Voyagers|W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith