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tubulate

[ adjective too-byuh-lit, -leyt, tyoo-; verb too-byuh-leyt, tyoo- ]
/ adjective 藞tu by蓹 l瑟t, -藢le瑟t, 藞tyu-; verb 藞tu by蓹藢le瑟t, 藞tyu- /
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adjective
Also tu路bu路lat路ed. shaped like or having a tube.
verb (used with object), tu路bu路lat路ed, tu路bu路lat路ing.
to form into or furnish with a tube.
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Origin of tubulate

1745鈥55; <Latin tubul膩tus;see tubule, -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM tubulate

tu路bu路la路tion, nountu路bu路la路tor, noun
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How to use tubulate in a sentence

  • They are also distinguishable by their long and large heads, armed with very long tubulate mandibles.

  • Thus, for example, the tubulate corolla supposes the pre-existence of unguiculate petals.

    Everyday Objects|W. H. Davenport Adams

British Dictionary definitions for tubulate

tubulate

verb (藞tju藧bj蕣藢le瑟t) (tr)
to form or shape into a tube
to fit or furnish with a tube
adjective (藞tju藧bj蕣l瑟t, -藢le瑟t)
a less common word for tubular

Derived forms of tubulate

tubulation, nountubulator, noun

Word Origin for tubulate

C18: from Latin tubul膩tus, from tubulus a little pipe, from tubus pipe
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