Share this entry

worm tube Line breaks: worm tube

Definition of worm tube in English:

noun

The calcareous or sandy tube of some sedentary marine worms, such as fan worms.
Example sentences
  • Ammonoids, gastropods, and serpulid worm tubes are also recorded.
  • A few mineralized animal fossils, including sponge spicules and probable worm tubes, are known from the Vendian period immediately preceding the Cambrian.
  • Thin sections were made of the carbonates containing worm tubes.

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day haughty
Pronunciation: ˈhɔːti
adjective
arrogantly superior and disdainful