plural noun Tu·bi·fic·i·dae \ˌt(y)übəˈfisəˌdē\

Definition of Tubificidae

  1. :  a nearly cosmopolitan family of aquatic oligochaete worms that do not reproduce asexually (as by budding or division) — see tubifex

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Origin and Etymology of tubificidae

New Latin Tubific-, Tubifex, type genus + -idae

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a brief usually trivial fact

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