tubicolous

[ too-bik-uh-luhs, tyoo- ]
/ tuˈbɪk ə ləs, tyu- /

adjective

living in a self-constructed tube, as a marine worm.

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Origin of tubicolous

Fist recorded in 1870–75; tubi- + -colous
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British Dictionary definitions for tubicolous

tubicolous
/ (tjuːˈbɪkələs) /

adjective

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