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A very small tube or tubular structure.
[Latin tubulus, diminutive of tubus, tube.]
(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-)
1. a small tube; a minute tubular structure.
[1670–80; < Latin tubulus=tub(us) pipe + -ulus -ule]
A tiny tube, as in the collecting tubules and convoluted tubules of the kidney.
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|Noun||1.||tubule - a small tube |
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
n. túbulo, conducto o canal pequeño;
collecting ___ → ___ colector;
renal ___ → ___ renal;
seminiferous ___ → conduto seminífero.