Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A very small tube or tubular structure.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A small tube or pipe: as, the uriniferous or seminiferous tubules. See tubulus, and cut under Malpighian.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A small pipe or fistular body; a little tube.
  • noun (Anat.) A minute tube lined with glandular epithelium.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A small pipe or fistular body; a little tube.

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

  • noun a small tube

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin tubulus, diminutive of tubus, tube.]

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