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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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Newcastle Central MP Chi Onwurah and North West Durham MP Laura Piddock joined the march, with the former giving a speech.
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Laura Piddock University of Birmingham PROFESSOR Laura Piddock is Professor of microbiology in the University of Birmingham's Institute of Microbiology and Infection.
This is a worrying report, as polymyxins are often the last resort antibiotic to treat serious infections,'' said Laura Piddock, a professor of microbiology at the University of Birmingham.
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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Professor Laura Piddock, a microbiologist and the director of the global initiative Antibiotic Action, said: "We need more investment and new business models to ensure the pipeline is filled with promising molecules, to ensure that we can solve this problem and make sure the drugs are there when patients need them.