tubifex worm


tu·bi·fex worm

noun \ˈtü-bə-ˌfeks-, ˈtyü-\

Definition of TUBIFEX WORM

:  any of a genus (Tubifex) of slender reddish tubificid worms that live in tubes in fresh or brackish water, are widely used as food for aquarium fish, and serve as a host for the protozoan causing whirling disease in fish —called also tubifex

Origin of TUBIFEX WORM

New Latin Tubific-, Tubifex, from Latin tubus tube + facere to make — more at do
First Known Use: 1948

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