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[too-buh l, tyoo-] /ˈtu bəl, ˈtyu-/
adjective, Anatomy
pertaining to a tube, as a Fallopian tube.
Origin of tubal
1725-35; tube + -al1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for tubal
  • There he learns that she died from a tubal pregnancy.
  • Another implantation resulted in a tubal pregnancy that had to be surgically removed.
  • Continued pain or pregnancy symptoms may indicate a possible ectopic or tubal pregnancy.
British Dictionary definitions for tubal


of or relating to a tube
of, relating to, or developing in a Fallopian tube: a tubal pregnancy
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tubal in Medicine

tubal tu·bal (tōō'bəl, tyōō'-)
Of, relating to, or occurring in a tube, such as the fallopian tube or the eustachian tube.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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tubal in the Bible

(1.) The fifth son of Japheth (Gen. 10:2). (2.) A nation, probably descended from the son of Japheth. It is mentioned by Isaiah (66:19), along with Javan, and by Ezekiel (27:13), along with Meshech, among the traders with Tyre, also among the confederates of Gog (Ezek. 38:2, 3; 39:1), and with Meshech among the nations which were to be destroyed (32:26). This nation was probably the Tiberini of the Greek historian Herodotus, a people of the Asiatic highland west of the Upper Euphrates, the southern range of the Caucasus, on the east of the Black Sea.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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