tube worm

tube worm
noun Date: circa 1819 a worm that lives in a tube: as a. any of various polychaetes or oligochaetes b. (1) pogonophoran (2) vestimentiferan

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  • worm — wormer, n. wormlike, wormish, adj. /werrm/, n. 1. Zool. any of numerous long, slender, soft bodied, legless, bilaterally symmetrical invertebrates, including the flatworms, roundworms, acanthocephalans, nemerteans, gordiaceans, and annelids. 2.… …   Universalium

  • tube — tubeless, adj. tubelike, adj. /toohb, tyoohb/, n., v., tubed, tubing. n. 1. a hollow, usually cylindrical body of metal, glass, rubber, or other material, used esp. for conveying or containing liquids or gases. 2. a small, collapsible, cylinder… …   Universalium

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