pl. -·dos or -·di·nes·
any of a genus (Teredo) of long shipworms that feed on wood
Origin of teredoMiddle English ; from Classical Latin ; from Classical Greek ter?d?n, borer, akin to teirein, to rub: see throw
Origin of teredoNew Latin Ter&emacron;d&omacron;, mollusk genus, from Latin ter&emacron;d&omacron;, a kind of worm, from Greek ter&emacron;d&omacron;n; see ter&schwa;-1 in Indo-European roots.
(plural teredos or teredoes)
- (zoology) A shipworm (of genus Teredo).