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tubicolous

[too-bik-uh-luh s, tyoo-]
adjective
  1. living in a self-constructed tube, as a marine worm.
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Examples from the Web for tubicolous

Historical Examples

  • Some tubicolous worms have their tubes projecting above the surface.

    The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide

    Augusta Foote Arnold

  • Vestlet, vest′let, n. a tubicolous sea-anemone of genus Cerianthus.


British Dictionary definitions for tubicolous

tubicolous

adjective
  1. (of certain invertebrate animals) living in a self-constructed tube
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