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tubulous

[ too-byuh-luhs, tyoo- ]
/ ˈtu byə ləs, ˈtyu- /
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adjective
containing or consisting of tubes.
having the form of a tube; tubular.
Botany. having tubular flowers.
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Origin of tubulous

From the New Latin word tubulōsus, dating back to 1655–65. See tubule, -ous

OTHER WORDS FROM tubulous

tu·bu·lous·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for tubulous

tubulous
/ (ˈtjuːbjʊləs) /

adjective
tube-shaped; tubular
characterized by or consisting of small tubes

Derived forms of tubulous

tubulously, adverb

Word Origin for tubulous

C17: from New Latin tubulōsus
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