teredo

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noun te·re·do \tə-ˈrē-(ˌ)dō, -ˈrā-\

Definition of teredo

plural

teredos

Origin and Etymology 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


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