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tubifex

[ too-buh-feks, tyoo- ]
/ 藞tu b蓹藢f蓻ks, 藞tyu- /
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noun, plural tu路bi路fex路es, (especially collectively) tu路bi路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.

Origin of tubifex

<New Latin (1816); see tubi-, -fex
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British Dictionary definitions for tubifex

tubifex
/ (藞tju藧b瑟藢f蓻ks) /

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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