Teredines
Teredo Te*re"do, n.; pl. E. {Teredos}, L. {Teredines}. [L., a worm that gnaws wood, clothes, etc.; akin to Gr. ?, L. terere to rub.] (Zo["o]l.) A genus of long, slender, wormlike bivalve mollusks which bore into submerged wood, such as the piles of wharves, bottoms of ships, etc.; -- called also {shipworm}. See {Shipworm}. See Illust. in Appendix. [1913 Webster]

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  • teredine — {{hw}}{{teredine}}{{/hw}}s. f. Mollusco marino dei Bivalvi con corpo allungato la cui parte anteriore è protetta da una piccola conchiglia cilindrica; è dannosa perché scava gallerie in qualunque legno sommerso …   Enciclopedia di italiano

  • shipworm — Teredo Te*re do, n.; pl. E. {Teredos}, L. {Teredines}. [L., a worm that gnaws wood, clothes, etc.; akin to Gr. ?, L. terere to rub.] (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of long, slender, wormlike bivalve mollusks which bore into submerged wood, such as the piles… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Teredo — Te*re do, n.; pl. E. {Teredos}, L. {Teredines}. [L., a worm that gnaws wood, clothes, etc.; akin to Gr. ?, L. terere to rub.] (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of long, slender, wormlike bivalve mollusks which bore into submerged wood, such as the piles of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Teredos — Teredo Te*re do, n.; pl. E. {Teredos}, L. {Teredines}. [L., a worm that gnaws wood, clothes, etc.; akin to Gr. ?, L. terere to rub.] (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of long, slender, wormlike bivalve mollusks which bore into submerged wood, such as the piles… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Holzkäfer — Holzkäfer, 1) (Xylophaga, Xylophagi), Familie der Käfer, mit vier Fußgliedern, Fühler acht , zehn , elfgliederig, fadenförmig, od. am Ende verdickt, blätterkolbig, Oberkiefer meist stark u. vorstehend, Fußglieder ganz od. schwammig; dazu die… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • teredo — /teuh ree doh/, n., pl. teredos, teredines / reed n eez /. a shipworm of the genus Teredo. [1350 1400; ME < L teredo < Gk teredón wood boring worm] * * * …   Universalium

  • TEREDO — inter species vermium, in ligno nascentium, memoratur, Theophrasto, Hist. l. 5. c. 5. Ε᾿ςθίεται δὲ τὰ μὲν ἐν ῇ θαλάττῃ σηπόμεναὑπὸ τερηδόνος, τὰ δ᾿ ἐν τῇ γῇ ὑπὸ ςκωλήκων καὶ θριπῶν οὐ γὰρ γίνεται τερηδὼν, ἀ;;᾿ ἥ ἐν τῇ θαλάττῃ ἔςι δὲ ἡ τερηδὼν τῷ… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • teredo — /tɛˈridoʊ/ (say te reedoh) noun (plural teredos or teredines /tɛˈridəniz/ (say te reeduhneez)) a shipworm (genus Teredo). {Latin, from Greek terēdōn wood boring worm} …   Australian English dictionary

  • teredo — [tə rē′dō] n. pl. teredos or teredines [tə rē′də nēz΄] [ME < L < Gr terēdōn, borer, akin to teirein, to rub: see THROW] any of a genus (Teredo) of long shipworms that feed on wood …   English World dictionary

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