Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling a tube, especially in shape

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. constituting a tube; having hollow tubes (as for the passage of fluids)

Etymologies

tube +‎ -like (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The first trocar, a long, metal, tubelike arm with a camera attached, went in through another tiny incision in the abdomen.

    Three Stages of Amazement

  • Bloomberg News Sapien is a steel mesh cylinder that collapses into a tubelike catheter.

    Heart Valve's Launch Is Painstaking

  • Doctors can thread Sapien—a steel mesh cylinder that collapses into a tubelike catheter—from a small incision near the groin, through an artery, to the heart.

    Heart Valve's Launch Is Painstaking

  • I also would suggest a hand-warmer belt that has a tubelike fleece pocket that wraps around your waist.

    what are some warm gloves that would work for bowhunting?

  • Its thin wispy tentacles waved about in a free-flowing fashion over its tubelike body.

    The Search For WondLa

  • I took my hands off the rail and just used my legs to propel me two at a time up the tubelike staircase, with its forgotten wallpaper and its unappreciated carpet.

    Unbearable Lightness

  • Overhead, moving in a closely packed formation, were six squat cones, supported on dozens of tiny, tubelike legs.

    Tin

  • There were also squat cones, supported on dozens of tiny tubelike legs; and there was one impressive thing like a giant praying mantis.

    Tin

  • There was one red tubelike flower that smelled exactly of cinnamon candies, arrestingly.

    Pixel-stained technopeasant wretch

  • We stepped forward, and the flashlights gave us a patchwork view of a large room out of which sprouted three tubelike passages.

    In This Way I Was Saved

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