[too-byool, tyoo-]


a small tube; a minute tubular structure.

Origin of tubule

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



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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tubule in Medicine




A very small tube or tubular structure; tubulus.
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