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Teredo

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Noun
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te=re=do

CIDE DICTIONARY

Teredon. [L., a worm that gnaws wood, clothes, etc.; akin to Gr. , L. terere to rub.].
     A genus of long, slender, wormlike bivalve mollusks which bore into submerged wood, such as the piles of wharves, bottoms of ships, etc.; -- called also shipworm. See Shipworm. See Illust. in Appendix.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Teredo, n. (pl. -os) any bivalve mollusc of the genus Teredo, esp. T. navalis, that bores into wooden ships etc. Also called SHIPWORM.

Etymology
L f. Gk teredon f. teiro rub hard, wear away, bore

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