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[too-buh l, tyoo-]
adjective Anatomy.
  1. pertaining to a tube, as a Fallopian tube.
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Origin of tubal

First recorded in 1725–35; tube + -al1
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British Dictionary definitions for tubal


  1. of or relating to a tube
  2. of, relating to, or developing in a Fallopian tubea tubal pregnancy
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tubal in Medicine


  1. Of, relating to, or occurring in a tube, such as the fallopian tube or the eustachian tube.
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