from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various marine tubeworms, including the giant tubeworms, of the phylum Vestimentifera, that lack a digestive system, depend on chemoautotrophic bacteria for nutrients, and inhabit areas close to deep sea hydrothermal vents or areas of cold water seeps on continental margins.
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- n. Any benthic marine tube worm of the phylum Vestimentifera
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