[ ves-tuh-muhn-tif-er-uhn, ‐men- ]
/ ˌvɛs tə mənˈtɪf ər ən, ‐mɛn- /
any of various marine tubeworms of the phylum Vestimentifera or Pogonophora, which live in upright tubes near hydrothermal vents.
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