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

Definition of Tubificidae

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

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History and Etymology for Tubificidae

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

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