tubicolous

adjective

tu·​bic·​o·​lous
-kələs
1
or less commonly tubicole
ˈt(y)übəˌkōl
[tubi- + -colous or -cole] : living in a self-constructed tube
a tubicolous annelid
2
[New Latin Tubicolae + English -ous] : spinning a tubular web
tubicolous spiders
3
or tubicolar
t(y)üˈbikələ(r)
[New Latin Tubicola + English -ous or -ar] : of or relating to the Tubicola or Tubicolae

Word History

Etymology

tubi- + -colous

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“Tubicolous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tubicolous. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

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