[ too-byuh-ler, tyoo- ]
/ ˈtu byə lər, ˈtyu- /


having the form or shape of a tube; tubiform.
of or relating to a tube or tubes.
characterized by or consisting of tubes.

Origin of tubular

1665–75; < New Latin tubulāris; see tubule, -ar1

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British Dictionary definitions for tubular


/ (ˈtjuːbjʊlə) /


Also: tubiform (ˈtjuːbɪˌfɔːm) having the form of a tube or tubes
of or relating to a tube or tubing

Derived Forms

tubularity, nountubularly, adverb
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