tube-shaped structure


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Noun1.tube-shaped structure - (anatomy) any hollow cylindrical body structuretube-shaped structure - (anatomy) any hollow cylindrical body structure
anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, structure - a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing; "he has good bone structure"
tubule - a small tube
salpinx - a tube in the uterus or the ear
cochlea - the snail-shaped tube (in the inner ear coiled around the modiolus) where sound vibrations are converted into nerve impulses by the organ of Corti
vas, vessel - a tube in which a body fluid circulates
anatomy, general anatomy - the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals
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At the end of your cat's intestinal tract is a muscular, tube-shaped structure called the colon, one function of which is the elimination of solid waste (feces).
But in the nano-world, carbon exists as ball- and tube-shaped structures with unique electrical, mechanical, optical and magnetic properties.