Tubifex meaning

to͝o'bə-fĕks', tyo͝o'-
Any of various small slender reddish freshwater worms of the genus Tubifex, often used as food for tropical aquarium fish.
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Any of a genus (Tubifex) of small, reddish, freshwater, oligochaete worms, often living in chimneylike tubes: found esp. in polluted waters and often used as food for aquarium fish.
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Any member of the genus Tubifex of tubificid annelids.
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Origin of tubifex

  • New Latin Tubifex genus name Latin tubus tube Latin -fex maker dhē- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition