tubeworm

or tube worm

[ toob-wurm, tyoob- ]
/ ˈtubˌwɜrm, ˈtyub- /

noun Zoology.

any of various marine worms that produce and inhabit a tube, some being adapted to a hydrothermal vent environment.

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Origin of tubeworm

First recorded in 1925–30; tube + worm
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British Dictionary definitions for tubeworm

tube worm

noun

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