tubificid

noun
tu·​bi·​fi·​cid | \ tü-ˈbi-fə-səd How to pronounce tubificid (audio) , tyü-; ˌt(y)ü-bə-ˈfi-səd \

Definition of tubificid

: any of a family (Tubificidae) of aquatic oligochaetes including the tubifex worms

Other Words from tubificid

tubificid adjective

First Known Use of tubificid

1950, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tubificid

New Latin Tubificidae, from Tubific-, Tubifex

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tubifex worm

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Tubificidae

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“Tubificid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tubificid. Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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