New Latin Terēdōmollusk genusfrom Latin terēdōa kind of wormfrom Greek terēdōnterə-1 in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Teredo Sentence Examples
Jarrah timber is nearly impervious to the attacks of the teredo, and there is good evidence to show that, exposed to wear and weather, or placed under the soil, or used as submarine piles, the wood remained intact after nearly fifty years' trial.
Teredo navalis, it has been found necessary, for depths not exceeding 300 fathoms, to protect the core with a thin layer of brass tape.
Black ironwood is likewise used in building wagons, while sneezewood is largely utilized for supports for piers and other marine structures, being impervious to the attacks of the Teredo navalis.