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tubular

[too-byuh-ler, tyoo-] /ˈtu byə lər, ˈtyu-/
adjective
1.
having the form or shape of a tube; tubiform.
2.
of or pertaining to a tube or tubes.
3.
characterized by or consisting of tubes.
Origin
1665-1675
1665-75; < Neo-Latin tubulāris; see tubule, -ar1
Related forms
tubularity, noun
tubularly, adverb
intertubular, adjective
multitubular, adjective
nontubular, adjective
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Examples for tubular
  • tubular flowers in shades of pink to apricot, yellow, and cream atop tall spikes in spring.
  • Its red, tubular blooms practically glow when backlit by the sun.
  • Coral fountain blooms profusely for a long time, and its tubular flowers are irresistible to hummingbirds.
  • Both have inconspicuous red flowers concealed in tubular or slipper-shaped red bracts.
  • In it were four tubular beige curls, each about six inches long.
  • Tomatoes, green peppers and blueberries all have tubular anthers with the pollen inside the tube.
  • Then weld a number of turns of tubular coil around the top end which protrudes above the ground.
  • tubular steel poles are also used in areas of land congestion or agricultural areas.
  • Place pan on back of range, cut squares apart with a sharp knife, and roll while warm in tubular or cornucopia shape.
  • The peripheral parts of the vesicles expand, while the proximal parts are reduced to tubular stalks, the optic stalks.
British Dictionary definitions for tubular

tubular

/ˈtjuːbjʊlə/
adjective
1.
Also tubiform (ˈtjuːbɪˌfɔːm). having the form of a tube or tubes
2.
of or relating to a tube or tubing
Derived Forms
tubularity, noun
tubularly, adverb
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Slang definitions & phrases for tubular

tubular

adjective

Wonderful; excellent; awesome, great

[1970s+ Teenagers; fr surfing term describing a wave with a tube, that is, a cylindrical space around which the crest is curling as the wave breaks, and inside which the surfer happily rides]


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