sludgeworm


sludgeworm
/sluj"werrm'/, n.
a small freshwater worm, Tubifex tubifex, often inhabiting sewage sludge and the muddy bottoms of lakes, rivers, and pools.
[SLUDGE + WORM]

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  • sludgeworm — [sluj′wʉrm΄] n. a small, freshwater tubifex worm (Tubifex tubifex) able to live in very low oxygen concentrations, as in sewage sludges and other bottom muds rich in organic matter …   English World dictionary

  • sludgeworm — /sluj werrm /, n. a small freshwater worm, Tubifex tubifex, often inhabiting sewage sludge and the muddy bottoms of lakes, rivers, and pools. [SLUDGE + WORM] …   Useful english dictionary

  • bloodworm — [blud′wʉrm΄] n. 1. any of various small, red annelid worms, as the sludgeworm 2. the wormlike red larva of various midges, esp. of a genus (Chironomus) that lays its eggs in water …   English World dictionary


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