nounpl. -·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 Terēdō mollusk genus from Latin terēdō a kind of worm from Greek terēdōn ; see terə-1 in Indo-European roots.
(plural teredos or teredoes)
- (zoology) A shipworm (of genus Teredo).