[ too-buh-feks, tyoo- ]
/ ˈtu bəˌfɛks, ˈtyu- /
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noun, plural tu·bi·fex·es, (especially collectively) tu·bi·fex.
any common, bottom-dwelling worm of the genus Tubifex, often used as food for aquarium fish.
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Also called red worm.
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British Dictionary definitions for tubifex
/ (ˈtjuːbɪˌfɛks) /
noun plural -fex or -fexes
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
Word Origin for tubifex
C19: from New Latin, from Latin tubus tube + facere to make, do
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