Xylotrya

noun Xy·lo·trya \ˌzīləˈ‧trīə\

Definition of Xylotrya

  1. :  a genus of marine bivalves that is closely related to and often included in Teredo and comprises forms as destructive to timber

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Origin and Etymology of xylotrya

New Latin, from xyl- + Greek tryein to rub, wear out; akin to Greek tribein to rub, grind — more at throw


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