noun \tə-ˈrē-(ˌ)dō, -ˈrā-\
plural te·re·dos

Definition of TEREDO

:  shipworm

Origin of TEREDO

Middle English, from Latin teredin-, teredo, from Greek terēdōn; akin to Greek tetrainein to bore — more at throw
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with TEREDO


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