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tubicolous Syllabification: tu·bic·o·lous
Pronunciation: /ˌt(y)o͞oˈbikələs/

Definition of tubicolous in English:


(Of a marine worm) living in a tube.
Example sentences
  • In this regard their mode of life may have been quite similar to fossil and recent species of tubicolous polychaete worms, such as serpulids.
  • In filter-feeding tubicolous polychaetes the buccal cavity is not eversible and there is no proboscis.
  • Thus some shallow water marine annelid worms contain considerable quantities of porphyrins in their tissues, but are tubicolous or burrowing in habit.

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