any common, bottom-dwelling worm of the genus Tubifex, often used as food for aquarium fish.
- Also called red worm.
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British Dictionary definitions for tubifex
any small reddish freshwater oligochaete worm of the genus Tubifex; it characteristically lives in a tube in sand and is used as food for aquarium fish
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