Tubeworm
Tubeworm Tube"worm`, n. (Zo["o]l.) Any annelid which constructs a tube; one of the Tubicol[ae]. [1913 Webster]

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  • tubeworm — /toohb werrm , tyoohb /, n. Zool. any of various marine worms that produce and inhabit a tube, some being adapted to a hydrothermal vent environment. Also, tube worm. [1925 30; TUBE + WORM] * * * …   Universalium

  • tubeworm — noun Any of many marine polychaete worms, mostly of the family Serpulidae, which construct permanent calcareous tubes on rocks, ship bottoms etc …   Wiktionary

  • tubeworm — tube′worm or tube′ worm n. ivt any of various marine worms that produce and inhabit a tube • Etymology: 1925–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • tubeworm — /toohb werrm , tyoohb /, n. Zool. any of various marine worms that produce and inhabit a tube, some being adapted to a hydrothermal vent environment. Also, tube worm. [1925 30; TUBE + WORM] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cold seep — Marine habitats Tube worms are among the dominant species in one of four cold seep community types in the Gulf of Mexico. Littoral zone …   Wikipedia

  • Giant tube worm — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum …   Wikipedia

  • List of long-living organisms — This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it. This is a list of the oldest individual lifeforms. This is usually defined as: Having a longer life span than any other known individual (such as the Methuselah tree) Longevity record holders …   Wikipedia

  • Deep sea communities — giant tubeworm Deep sea communities currently remain largely unexplored, due the technological and logististical challenges and expense involved in visiting these remote biomes. Because of the unique challenges (particularly the high barometric… …   Wikipedia

  • Suintement froid — Vers tubicoles à association symbiotique Lamellibrachia luymesi d un suintement froid à 550 m de profondeur dans le golfe du Mexique, dans les sédiments autour d un tapis orange de bactéries Beggiatoa spp. et des coquilles vides de palourdes et d …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Capillary tube — Tube Tube, n. [L. tubus; akin to tuba a trumpet: cf F. tube.] 1. A hollow cylinder, of any material, used for the conveyance of fluids, and for various other purposes; a pipe. [1913 Webster] 2. A telescope. Glazed optic tube. Milton. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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