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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  • tube worm — Any of numerous species of sedentary, solitary or colonial, marine worms that spend their entire life in a tube made from special secretions or from sand grains glued together. Found worldwide, tube worms range from less than an inch (25 mm) to… …   Universalium

  • tube worm — noun a fan worm or other marine worm which lives in a tube like structure …   English new terms dictionary

  • tube worm — /ˈtjub wɜm/ (say tyoohb werm) noun any polychaete worm which constructs and inhabits a protective tube. Also, tubeworm …  

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

  • 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

  • Worm — (w[^u]rm), n. [OE. worm, wurm, AS. wyrm; akin to D. worm, OS. & G. wurm, Icel. ormr, Sw. & Dan. orm, Goth. wa[ u]rms, L. vermis, Gr. ? a wood worm. Cf. {Vermicelli}, {Vermilion}, {Vermin}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A creeping or a crawling animal of any …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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