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 (tə-rē′dō, -rā′dō)
n. pl. te·re·dos

[New Latin Terēdō, mollusk genus, from Latin terēdō, a kind of worm, from Greek terēdōn; see terə- in Indo-European roots.]
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n, pl -dos or -dines (-dɪˌniːz)
(Animals) any marine bivalve mollusc of the genus Teredo. See shipworm
[C17: via Latin from Greek terēdōn wood-boring worm; related to Greek tetrainein to pierce]
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(təˈri doʊ)

n., pl. -re•dos, -re•di•nes (-ˈrid nˌiz)
a shipworm of the genus Teredo.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin terēdō < Greek terēdṓn wood-boring worm]
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Noun1.teredo - typical shipwormteredo - typical shipworm      
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
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References in classic literature ?
But now it is time to show another set of teredos, who burrowed and swarmed in the government offices where the principal scenes of our present study took place.
As with any wood hull used in tropical waters, a skin coat of fiberglass would be necessary to guard against water intrusion as well as against the destructive Teredo navalis (shipworm.) Since this boat would not live in the water full time, worms would be less of an issue, but it was important to add glass to build a super fair surface for the finished appearance and paint.
In the case of post-larval Teredo navalis, for example, orienting the specimens in a manner similar to that described previously was impossible because points along the post-larval shell margin do not lie in a single plane.
After her studies of regeneration, she focused her research on the destructive wood borer Teredo, hoping to find a solution to the destruction of the harbor pilings which supported her waterfront laboratory.
As industry explores deeper sea depths, this affects the design and material selection of cables, with challenges such as UV stability, marine growth, microbial attack and even the burrowing Teredo Navalis Shipworm to be addressed.
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In 1731, perhaps the most famous instance of marine woodborer damage took place when the shipworm, Teredo navalis, devastated Netherlands wooden seawalls, only one year after its first recorded appearance.
* transition mechanisms 6to4, 6in4, 6over46rd, 4rd, Teredo, intrasite automatic tunnel addressing protocol (ISATAP);
The logs were floated down to the Rajang River estuary to await infrequent steamer arrivals for shipment overseas, during which time the softer timbers were subject to the highly destructive attacks of teredo (ship worms) and rendered useless.
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