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borer (noun; Anglo-Saxon borian, bore): 1. An invertebrate that bores.

2. (Arthropoda: Insecta) An adult or larva that makes channels in woody or vegetable tissue.

3. (Mollusca: Bivalvia) A pelecypod that burrows in stone or wood.

4. (Mollusca: Gastropoda) One that bores through the shell of an oyster or other mollusk.