[toob-wurm, tyoob-]
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. 2014.
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The bacteria produce food that provides nutrition to the tubeworm.
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