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[too-byuh-luh s, tyoo-]
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  1. containing or consisting of tubes.
  2. having the form of a tube; tubular.
  3. 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
Related formstu·bu·lous·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for tubulous


  1. tube-shaped; tubular
  2. characterized by or consisting of small tubes
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Derived Formstubulously, adverb

Word Origin

C17: from New Latin tubulōsus
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