Teredo meaning

tə-rēdō, -rādō
Any of a genus (Teredo) of long shipworms that feed on wood.
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(zoology) A shipworm (of genus Teredo).
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Origin of teredo

  • New Latin Terēdō mollusk genus from Latin terēdō a kind of worm from Greek terēdōn terə-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition