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tubule

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noun tu·bule \ˈtü-(ˌ)byül, ˈtyü-\

Definition of tubule

  1. :  a small tube; especially :  a slender elongated anatomical channel



Origin of tubule

Latin tubulus, diminutive of tubus


First Known Use: 1677


Medical Dictionary

tubule

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noun tu·bule \ˈt(y)ü-(ˌ)byü(ə)l\

Medical Definition of tubule

  1. :  a small tube; especially :  a slender elongated anatomical channel




Learn More about tubule

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "tubule" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "tubule"


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