plural noun
Tu·​bu·​lif·​era | \ ˌt(y)übyəˈlif(ə)rə \

Definition of Tubulifera

1 in some classifications : a group of Hymenoptera comprising the families Serphidae and Chrysididae or the Chrysididae alone and being distinguished by a tubular ovipositor
2 : a suborder of Thysanoptera including those that have the last segment of the abdomen tubular

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Other Words from Tubulifera

tubuliferan \ -​rən \ noun, plural -s

History and Etymology for Tubulifera

New Latin, from tubulifer tubuliferous

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“Tubulifera.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tubulifera. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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