Definition of shipworm in English:

shipworm

Syllabification: ship·worm
Pronunciation: /ˈSHipˌwərm
 
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noun

Another term for teredo.
More example sentences
  • For example, bacteria living in the intestinal glands of a wood-boring mollusk known as the shipworm provide the animal with as much as one-third of its nitrogen.
  • Although shipworms look like worms, they, like any good clam, have shells.
  • They report on concretions from the Palaeogene London Clay of southern England that contain marine driftwood that had been extensively bored by shipworms.

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