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tubeworm

or tube worm

[toob-wurm, tyoob-] /ˈtubˌwɜrm, ˈtyub-/
noun, Zoology.
1.
any of various marine worms that produce and inhabit a tube, some being adapted to a hydrothermal vent environment.
Origin of tubeworm
1925-1930
First recorded in 1925-30; tube + worm
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British Dictionary definitions for tube worm

tube worm

noun
1.
any of various polychaete worms that construct and live in a tube made of sand, lime, etc
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