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Any of various wormlike marine bivalve mollusks of the family Teredinidae, especially Teredo navalis, that have rudimentary shells with which they bore into wood, often doing extensive damage to ships and wharves. Also called teredo.
(Animals) any wormlike marine bivalve mollusc of the genus Teredo and related genera and family Teredinidae. They bore into wooden piers, ships, etc, by means of drill-like shell valves. See also piddock
any of various wormlike marine bivalve mollusks of the family Teredinidae, that burrow into the timbers of ships, wharves, etc.
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|Noun||1.||shipworm - wormlike marine bivalve that bores into wooden piers and ships by means of drill-like shells|
clam - burrowing marine mollusk living on sand or mud; the shell closes with viselike firmness
teredo - typical shipworm