noun, plural te·re·dos, te·re·di·nes [tuh-reed-n-eez] /təˈrid nˌiz/.

a shipworm of the genus Teredo.

Origin of teredo

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin terēdō < Greek terēdṓn wood-boring worm
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noun plural -dos or -dines (-dɪˌniːz)

any marine bivalve mollusc of the genus TeredoSee shipworm

Word Origin for teredo

C17: via Latin from Greek terēdōn wood-boring worm; related to Greek tetrainein to pierce
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