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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 tubules
  • The three dimensional configuration of the dentinal tubules is genetically determined.
  • In addition, the collagen framework of the tubules remains completely intact.
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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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tubules in Medicine

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

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