tube worm

noun

Definition of tube worm 

: a worm that lives in a tube (as one composed of sand grains or calcium carbonate) : such as

a : any of various polychaetes or oligochaetes

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On the one hand, hydrothermal vents on the ocean floor of Earth can support thriving communities of living organisms, from microbes to tube worms and even crabs. Jay Bennett, Popular Mechanics, "Saturn's Moon Enceladus Is Spewing Complex Organic Molecules Into Space," 27 June 2018

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First Known Use of tube worm

circa 1819, in the meaning defined above

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