tubule

[ too-byool, tyoo- ]
/ ˈtu byul, ˈtyu- /

noun

a small tube; a minute tubular structure.

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Origin of tubule

1670–80; <Latin tubulus, equivalent to tub(us) pipe + -ulus-ule
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British Dictionary definitions for tubule

tubule
/ (ˈtjuːbjuːl) /

noun

any small tubular structure, esp one in an animal, as in the kidney, testis, etc

Word Origin for tubule

C17: from Latin tubulus a little tube
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Medical definitions for tubule

tubule
[ tōōbyōōl ]

n.

A very small tube or tubular structure; tubulus.
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