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tubule

[too-byool, tyoo-] /ˈtu byul, ˈtyu-/
noun
1.
a small tube; a minute tubular structure.
Origin
1670-1680
1670-80; < Latin tubulus, equivalent to tub(us) pipe + -ulus -ule
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Examples for tubule
  • Red blood cell casts are a sign of bleeding into the kidney tubule.
  • Some inheritable mutations cause gradual damage to the cells that work on the tubule side of the glomerular filtration membrane.
  • Within a few years, he had figured out how to coax these cells to form mature tubule structures in the lab.
British Dictionary definitions for tubule

tubule

/ˈtjuːbjuːl/
noun
1.
any small tubular structure, esp one in an animal, as in the kidney, testis, etc
Word Origin
C17: from Latin tubulus a little tube
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tubule in Medicine

tubule tu·bule (tōō'byōōl, tyōō'-)
n.
A very small tube or tubular structure; tubulus.

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