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[toob-wurm, tyoob-] /ˈtubˌwɜrm, ˈtyub-/
noun, Zoology
any of various marine worms that produce and inhabit a tube, some being adapted to a hydrothermal vent environment.
Also, tube worm.
1925-30; tube + worm Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The bacteria produce food that provides nutrition to the tubeworm.
  • The larger ones actually sit with the upper end of the tubeworm inside the clam.
  • During a tubeworm bush collection, the net is lowered over the top of a tubeworm bush with the mechanical arm of the submersible.
  • The bacteria produce organic molecules that provide nutrition to the tubeworm.
  • Giant tubeworm tubes can grow well over a yard long.
  • tubeworm bushes hug the edge of the sulfur crust, which is covered with crabs and flatfish.

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