[adjective too-byuh-lit, -leyt, tyoo-; verb too-byuh-leyt, tyoo-]
- Also tu·bu·lat·ed. shaped like or having a tube.
- to form into or furnish with a tube.
Origin of tubulate
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Historical Examples of tubulate
Thus, for example, the tubulate corolla supposes the pre-existence of unguiculate petals.Everyday Objects
W. H. Davenport Adams
- to form or shape into a tube
- to fit or furnish with a tube
- a less common word for tubular
Word Origin for tubulate
C18: from Latin tubulātus, from tubulus a little pipe, from tubus pipe
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