tub·​al | \ ˈtü-bəl How to pronounce tubal (audio) , ˈtyü-\

Definition of tubal

: of, relating to, or involving a tube and especially a fallopian tube tubal infection

Examples of tubal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

Tubal Occlusion Also known as a tubal blockage, tubal occlusion is when an ovulated egg is unable to be fertilized by sperm or to reach the endometrial cavity or uterus. Jennifer Gerson, Marie Claire, "Why Can't I Get Pregnant?," 1 Oct. 2018 During that tubal pregnancy, Lila very nearly lost her own life in the process — her right fallopian tube ruptured and she was rushed to the hospital for an emergency ligation surgery. Sarah Schreiber, Good Housekeeping, "Mom's Reaction to Holding Her Rainbow Baby Is Beyond Powerful," 19 Apr. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'tubal.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of tubal

circa 1736, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about tubal

Statistics for tubal

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for tubal

The first known use of tubal was circa 1736

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for tubal


tub·​al | \ ˈt(y)ü-bəl How to pronounce tubal (audio) \

Medical Definition of tubal

: of, relating to, or involving a tube and especially a fallopian tube tubal lumens a tubal infection

More from Merriam-Webster on tubal

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with tubal

Comments on tubal

What made you want to look up tubal? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


to make a temporary encampment

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Musical Words Quiz

  • gramophone
  • Which word describes a musical performance marked by the absence of instrumental accompaniment?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!