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tubulate

[adj. too-byuh-lit, -leyt, tyoo-; v. too-byuh-leyt, tyoo-] /adj. ˈtu byə lɪt, -ˌleɪt, ˈtyu-; v. ˈtu byəˌleɪt, ˈtyu-/
adjective
1.
Also, tubulated. shaped like or having a tube.
verb (used with object), tubulated, tubulating.
2.
to form into or furnish with a tube.
Origin
1745-1755
1745-55; < Latin tubulātus; see tubule, -ate1
Related forms
tubulation, noun
tubulator, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for tubulation

tubulate

verb (transitive) (ˈtjuːbjʊˌleɪt)
1.
to form or shape into a tube
2.
to fit or furnish with a tube
adjective (ˈtjuːbjʊlɪt; -ˌleɪt)
3.
a less common word for tubular
Derived Forms
tubulation, noun
tubulator, noun
Word Origin
C18: from Latin tubulātus, from tubulus a little pipe, from tubus pipe
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