Definition of Teredo

1. Noun. Typical shipworm.

Group relationships: Genus Teredo
Generic synonyms: Shipworm, Teredinid



Definition of Teredo

1. n. A genus of long, slender, wormlike bivalve mollusks which bore into submerged wood, such as the piles of wharves, bottoms of ships, etc.; -- called also shipworm. See Shipworm. See Illust. in App.

Definition of Teredo

1. Noun. the shipworms (of genus ''Teredo'') ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Teredo

1. a bivalve mollusk [n -DOS or -DINES]

Medical Definition of Teredo

1. Origin: L, a worm that gnaws wood, clothes, etc.; akin to Gr, L. Terere to rub. A genus of long, slender, wormlike bivalve mollusks which bore into submerged wood, such as the piles of wharves, bottoms of ships, etc.; called also shipworm. See Shipworm. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Teredo

terebrae
terebrant
terebrantia
terebras
terebrating
terebration
terebrations
terebratula
terebratulas
terebratulid
terebratulids
terebratuliform
teredine
teredines
teredinid
teredo (current term)
teredos
terefa
terefah
terek
tereks
terephah
terephthalate
terephthalates
terephthalic
terephthalic acid
terephthaloyl chloride
teres
teres major
teres major muscle

Literary usage of Teredo

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1. Report of the Annual Meeting (1862)
"Preliminary Report on the Best Mode of Preventing the Ravages of teredo and other Animals in our Ships and Harbours. By J. GWYN JEFFREYS, FRS, FGS SINCE the ..."

2. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1873)
"The Pholas penetrates stone as well as wood, but the loves most to burrow into timber. The damage done to submerged timbers by the teredo is enc Fia. ..."

3. Handbook of Building Construction: Data for Architects, Designing and by George Albert Hool, Nathan Clarke Johnson (1920)
"It is doubtful if he could have recovered damage even if his house had been built first instead of after the railroad, as was the case. 33. teredo. ..."

4. The Monthly Magazine by Richard Phillips, Benjamin Franklin Collection (Library of Congress) (1807)
"As bathers are thing-organs having an uncommon con- naked, tlie (harp-pointed extremities formation. As the teredo gigantea might lacerate, ..."

5. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1842)
"On examining the shell of teredo navalis while in the wood. Sir Everard found its external orifice very small, just large enough, in fact, to give a passage ..."

6. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1842)
"According to Mr. Hatchett's analysis, the shell of teredo navalis was ... found on the Coast nf Sumatra, proving it to belong to a Species of teredo, ..."

7. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1864)
"Description of a new species of teredo, from New Bedford, Mass. ... This new species of teredo differs from all the others in the very small proportionate ..."

8. A Treatise on the Principles and Practice of Harbour Engineering by Brysson Cunningham (1908)
"HARBOUR ENGINEERING. young teredo attacks the wood in its immediate vicinity by boring or tunnelling into it, principally in the direction of the grain. ..."

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