• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Tubicolous (Zoöl) Inhabiting a tube; as, tubicolous worms.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • tubicolous In zoology, inhabiting a tube; tubicole; tubicolar; spinning a tubular web, as a spider; secreting a tubular case, as an annelid or a rotifer; having a tubular or fistulous shell, as a mollusk. See Tubicolæ, tube-shell, and cuts under Protula and Serpula.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Tubicolous inhabiting a tube: spinning a tubular web
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Tubicolæ
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. tubus, a pipe.


In literature:

In several tubicolous Peritrichaceae there is some arrangement for closing their tubes.
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