family Teredinidae


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Noun1.family Teredinidae - shipworms
mollusk family - a family of mollusks
genus Teredo - type genus of the family Teredinidae
shipworm, teredinid - wormlike marine bivalve that bores into wooden piers and ships by means of drill-like shells
Bankia, genus Bankia - giant shipworms
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Shipworms are molluscan bivalves--close relatives of mussels and clams, in the family Teredinidae. Although they superficially resemble worms, they also possess a shelled clam-like front, which assists in their drilling of wood.
In 1973 Popham and Dixon (Popham and Dickson, 1973) demonstrated the presence of endosymbiotic bacteria in the gills of wood-boring bivalves of the family Teredinidae, commonly known as shipworms.