/tooh"beuh feks', tyooh"-/, n., pl. tubifexes, (esp. collectively) tubifex.
any common, bottom-dwelling worm of the genus Tubifex, often used as food for aquarium fish. Also called red worm.
[ < NL (1816); see TUBI-, -FEX]

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