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Any of several marine bivalve mollusks of the family Pholadidae, having a long rasping shell used to bore into wood, rock, and clay, and often damaging jetties and wharves.

[Origin unknown.]


(Animals) any marine bivalve of the family Pholadidae, boring into rock, clay, or wood by means of sawlike shell valves. See also shipworm
[C19: origin uncertain]


(ˈpɪd ək)

any bivalve mollusk of the family Pholadidae, able to burrow in soft rock, wood, etc.
[1850–55; of obscure orig.]
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Noun1.piddock - marine bivalve that bores into rock or clay or wood by means of saw-like shellspiddock - marine bivalve that bores into rock or clay or wood by means of saw-like shells
bivalve, lamellibranch, pelecypod - marine or freshwater mollusks having a soft body with platelike gills enclosed within two shells hinged together
genus Pholas, Pholas - type genus of the family Pholadidae: piddocks
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All use of polymyxins must be minimised as soon as possible and all unnecessary use stopped," said Laura Piddock, a professor of microbiology at Britain's Birmingham University who was asked to comment on the finding.
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The first Directory of Birmingham was published by Sketchley and Adams in 1770 and it recorded a number of manufacturers: James Wright, a plater; Thomas Friday, a platina (platinum) button maker; Samuel Heeley, a brassfounder and factor; Thomas Aston, a button maker and factor; Thomas Piddock, a plater, silverer, ironmonger and coffin nail maker; Boyce and Radcliffe, brassfounders '' is it one that us with century and ironmongers; and William Parkes, a waiter maker.
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Laura Piddock, Professor of Microbiology at the University of Birmingham, is calling for a worldwide response on a par with the campaigns to beat Aids and climate change.
Professor Laura Piddock and Dr Mark Webber, from the University of Birmingham, showcased how the common food bug salmonella was able to develop resistance to cleaning agent biocide, which are used in soaps and washing-up liquids, the Daily Express reported.
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