plural noun
Tu·​bic·​o·​lae | \-kəˌlē\

Definition of Tubicolae 

in former classifications

: a group of animals distinguished by the tubes they construct:

a : sedentaria

b : a group of spiders that build tubular nests

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History and Etymology for Tubicolae

New Latin, from tubi- + -colae (plural of -cola)

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