tubule


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tu·bule

 (to͞o′byo͞ol, tyo͞o′-)
n.
A very small tube or tubular structure.

[Latin tubulus, diminutive of tubus, tube.]

tubule

(ˈtjuːbjuːl)
n
(Anatomy) any small tubular structure, esp one in an animal, as in the kidney, testis, etc
[C17: from Latin tubulus a little tube]

tu•bule

(ˈtu byul, ˈtyu-)

n.
1. a small tube; a minute tubular structure.
[1670–80; < Latin tubulus=tub(us) pipe + -ulus -ule]

tubule

A tiny tube, as in the collecting tubules and convoluted tubules of the kidney.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tubule - a small tubetubule - a small tube        
tube-shaped structure, tube - (anatomy) any hollow cylindrical body structure
microtubule - a microscopically small tubule
nephron, uriniferous tubule - any of the small tubules that are the excretory units of the vertebrate kidney
uveoscleral pathway - a tubule that drains excess aqueous humor
seminiferous tubule - any of the numerous long convoluted tubules in the testis which are the sites where spermatozoa mature
vasa efferentia - the several highly convoluted tubules that lead from the rete testis to the vas deferens and form the head of the epididymis
trachea - one of the tubules forming the respiratory system of most insects and many arachnids
Translations
Tubulus

tu·bule

n. túbulo, conducto o canal pequeño;
collecting ______ colector;
renal ______ renal;
seminiferous ___conduto seminífero.

tubule

n túbulo
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The ultrastructure of the boundary tissue of the seminiferous tubule in the testis of the domestic fowl (Gallus domesticus).
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In vitro quantification of changes in human dentine tubule parameters using SEM and digital analysis.
1) However, plasma glucose concentrations above the renal threshold for glucose (~180 mg/dL in healthy individuals) exceed the maximum glucose transport capacity (Tm glucose) of the proximal tubule.
Structural characteristics and seminiferous tubule development of the testes
Histological variations in seminiferous tubule parameters (total diameter, lumen diameter and thickness of seminiferous epithelium) and diameter of leydig cells showed significantly (Pless than 0.
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Sperm count in each seminiferous tubule of the histological sections of testes was made by using an ocular grid placed in the eye-piece of the microscope.
Immunohistochemically, they are also positive for markers of proximal convoluted tubule (PCT) (CD10, carbonic anhydrase IX, vimentin, AMACR) as well as distal tubule/collecting duct (CK7, CK19, parvalbumin, BerEp4).
Pearlfishes were tested with free-living fishes so as to expose them to the same tubule quantity and the same experimental conditions.