Wormlike vs Shipworm - What's the difference?
As an adjective wormlike
is similar to a worm.
As a noun shipworm is
any of several wormlike marine mollusks (not true worms) of the family
, that bore through the wooden hulls of ships and other woody material immersed in salt water.
Similar to a worm.
Similar to that of a worm
- The plastic fishing lure was remarkably wormlike .
- The creature has a wormlike body
(chemistry, of the molecules of a polymer) Having a smoothly curved form when heated.
- He has wormlike view of the universe.
Any of several wormlike marine mollusks (not true worms) of the family , that bore through the wooden hulls of ships and other woody material immersed in salt water.
* 1955 , , The Edge of the Sea ,
* 2002 , Erkki Leppäkoski, Stephan Gollasch, Sergej Olenin, Invasive Aquatic Species of Europe: Distribution, Impacts, and Management ,
- Old spars and water-soaked timbers cast on the beach are full of the workings of the shipworm —long cylindrical tunnels penetrating all parts of the wood.
* 2004 , Donald Launer, A Cruising Guide to New Jersey Waters ,
- Even though mankind has tried to develop counter measures for thousands of years, still there is no easy solution to the shipworm problem in sight.
- In our waters, however, the shipworm seldom attains a length of over a foot-and-a-half long.