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teredo

Saltos de línea: ter¦edo
Pronunciación: /təˈriːdəʊ
 
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Definición de teredo en inglés:

sustantivo

(plural teredos) Zoology
A worm-like marine bivalve mollusc with reduced shells which it uses to drill into wood. It can cause substantial damage to wooden structures and (formerly) ships. Also called shipworm.
  • Genus Teredo, family Teredinidae: several species, in particular T. navalis
Example sentences
  • I first became acquainted with teredos while working on wooden boats in the San Francisco Bay area.
  • It has been tried before but the bamboo became completely waterlogged and eaten by teredos before the Pacific was half crossed.
  • In the age of wooden ships, teredos and other wood-borers were a tremendous problem.

Origen

late Middle English: via Latin from Greek terēdōn; related to teirein 'rub hard, wear away'.

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