tubificid


tu·bi·fi·cid

noun \tü-ˈbi-fə-səd, tyü-; ˌt(y)ü-bə-ˈfi-səd\

Definition of TUBIFICID

:  any of a family (Tubificidae) of aquatic oligochaetes including the tubifex worms
tubificid adjective

Origin of TUBIFICID

New Latin Tubificidae, from Tubific-, Tubifex
First Known Use: 1950

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