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[ves-tuh-muh n-tif-er-uh n, ‐men-] /ˌvɛs tə mənˈtɪf ər ən, ‐mɛn-/
any of various marine tubeworms of the phylum Vestimentifera or Pogonophora, which live in upright tubes near hydrothermal vents. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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  • Where hydrocarbons are actively escaping from the substrate, dense clusters of tightly entwined vestimentiferan tubeworms grow.
  • vestimentiferan tubeworms were visually confirmed at every site except one, and the tubeworms were collected from seven sites.

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